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September 11, 2004 10:33:17 AM

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I would like to put a shortcut to Windows XP help on my
start menu. I cannot find the proper file to target with
the shortcut. can anyone help?

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September 11, 2004 1:22:21 PM

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Hi Jim,

Try r-clicking Start and go to properties>advanced tab and see if the "Help
and Support" box is checked. If it is not, check it.

HTH, JAX

"Jim" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I would like to put a shortcut to Windows XP help on my
> start menu. I cannot find the proper file to target with
> the shortcut. can anyone help?
Anonymous
September 11, 2004 6:43:59 PM

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Hi

Hi isn't Help and Support there now?

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Jim" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I would like to put a shortcut to Windows XP help on my
> start menu. I cannot find the proper file to target with
> the shortcut. can anyone help?
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Anonymous
September 11, 2004 6:44:00 PM

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No, it is not.

Jim
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi
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>Hi isn't Help and Support there now?
>
>--
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>Will Denny
>MVP - Windows Shell/User
>Please reply to the News Groups
>
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>"Jim" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:062801c49803$e5821d50$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>I would like to put a shortcut to Windows XP help on my
>> start menu. I cannot find the proper file to target with
>> the shortcut. can anyone help?
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Anonymous
September 12, 2004 2:32:21 AM

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Jim--

A fast way to get it back might be simply to go to your run box and type in
"helpctr -regserver">enter to reregister it.

The link from Doug Knox's site should restore help center to your start menu
which is by default.

Another is http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Restore winhlp32.exe for XP or XPSP1 (Line 57)
Restore Help and Support Service (Line 235 Left)

A quick way to access Help and Support and many other programs and locations
on your PC is to make an activated address bar by right clicking the
taskbar>toolbars>address bar. That gives you an address bar in your taskbar
that functions as a run box. Just type "helptctr" there, and just as in
your runbox, it opens Help and Support.

Chad Harris





"Jim" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I would like to put a shortcut to Windows XP help on my
start menu. I cannot find the proper file to target with
the shortcut. can anyone help?
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 11:25:34 AM

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| >"Jim" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
| >>I would like to put a shortcut to Windows XP help on my
| >> start menu. I cannot find the proper file to target with
| >> the shortcut. can anyone help?


http://dougknox.com/xp/utils/fix_windows_xp_help.htm
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 5:10:11 PM

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>"Jim" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I would like to put a shortcut to Windows XP help on my
>start menu. I cannot find the proper file to target with
>the shortcut. can anyone help?

Isn't Windows Key - F1 a standard shortcut? (I suppose it might have
come with Winkey, but I thought it was built in.)
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 10:52:02 PM

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Maureen--

Yes, the Windows key+ F1 is the key shortcut for Help and Support, but I
think he wants Help and Support's shortcut on the Start Menu. Although
there are a few ways to reach it, ("helpctr" in the activated address bar in
the task bar or in the run box), I think he was after putting the shortcut
back on his start menu since Help and Support is a default shortcut on the
start menu and he mentioned that. Maybe not.

A List of the Keyboard Shortcuts That Are Available in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q301583

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows (These Work in XP SP2 RTM as well)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q126449

This fix from Ramesh's site [MVP] may be of help in addition to the
suggestions I gave Jim:

http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/startmenuhelp.htm

Chad Harris
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"Maureen Goldman" <inkslinger@FOGsunshine.net> wrote in message
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>"Jim" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I would like to put a shortcut to Windows XP help on my
>start menu. I cannot find the proper file to target with
>the shortcut. can anyone help?

Isn't Windows Key - F1 a standard shortcut? (I suppose it might have
come with Winkey, but I thought it was built in.)
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