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I go to "Help" click on "view help" and am directed here. How do I install local help?

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You posted a localhost address... – soandos Aug 7 '11 at 23:08
That is the link I got when I clicked help. The topic you requested could not be found in local help. Have you installed the local help content? How to install and configure local help using Help Library Manager. Check online for your topic at:… Other options to try Do you have the right content installed locally? How to add new content to your local help store with Help Library Manager. © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved Send Feedback on this topic to Microsoft. – wizlog Aug 7 '11 at 23:15
Did you follow what it said to do? – soandos Aug 7 '11 at 23:16
"Launch Help Library Manager from the "Help" menu in your software application. Click "Help" > "Manage Help settings". Click "Check for updates". The next screen shows content you have installed locally. HLM will check for updates and display the update status for your local help content. This might take a few moments. The status area at the bottom of the screen shows the total size of the updates. Click the "Update" button at the bottom of the screen to download and install the updates. HLM will install the content and periodically report on its progress." I don't have the HLM file – wizlog Aug 7 '11 at 23:29
HLM is the Help Library Manager... – soandos Aug 7 '11 at 23:30
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You need to download the help files from the web. Go under the help menu and Manage Help Settings. You can download them from there.

I prefer to just prefer to dock MSDN as a webpage on one side. A trick you can do is eliminate the sidebar. Just click the divider on the MSDN page and it toggles between three or four different states. Toggle it til the sidebar is off.

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After clicking Manage Help Settings I'm asked to browse for a local file. – wizlog Aug 8 '11 at 0:15
Odd, you used the web installer or the ISO download? And which browser? – surfasb Aug 8 '11 at 1:00

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