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JohnF

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Windows 7 SDK
« on: November 07, 2013, 11:40:26 am »
Just got win7 and can't use the MS SDK, web installed twice and also tried the ISO, always with the same result.

When trying to start the SDK doc this message

"Unable to open this Internet Shortcut. The protocol "ms-xhelp" does not have a registered program."

Have searched the web but have not found a solution.

Any ideas on how to solve this.

John

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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 02:58:17 pm »
Protocol will be registered on installation of help viewer.
Try to repair the Installation in Windows Control Center.

Look here also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Help_Viewer

HTH
lingo

JohnF

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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 08:07:43 pm »
Thanks.

I'm not getting on well. The help viewer is not stand alone so installed VS 2010 Express. Every time I try to start the SDK docs my bowser opens with the following page. I've followed the instructions multiple times.

This is the page

http://127.0.0.1:47873/help/1-3892/ms.help?method=page&id=9a2db508-5b77-43f8-afa4-1ca82d24bb83&product=VS&productVersion=100&locale=en-us

John

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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 10:14:28 pm »
Just got win7 and can't use the MS SDK, web installed twice and also tried the ISO, always with the same result.

When trying to start the SDK doc this message

"Unable to open this Internet Shortcut. The protocol "ms-xhelp" does not have a registered program."

Have searched the web but have not found a solution.

Any ideas on how to solve this.

John
What exactly is the SDK you downloaded?
It seems that ms-xhelp is a format specific to the HelpViewer of VisualStudio. So without having that installed, you might  be SOL...

Ralf

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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 08:00:50 am »
I installed the SDK long time ago, so I didn't remember
the installation process exactly.

But, if You look at the screenshot, Installation of
"Microsoft Help System" shall do the trick.

Nevertheless, you must have an entry
"Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1" installed in Control Center.

lingo

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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 08:57:00 am »
Just look around, what the help viewer does on my system.

Try this:
- Check for correct install of help Viewer in Control Center and
in path  c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Help Viewer\\v1.0
- If it is installed, check Your registry for entries like in attachment.

HTH
lingo

JohnF

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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2013, 02:07:47 pm »
Thank you lingo. All registry entries are the same as yours - your previous message

But, if You look at the screenshot, Installation of
"Microsoft Help System" shall do the trick.


The same. Can't even view help in VC Express although I have selected offline.

Downloaded 102 Windows updates, thought that would do it, but no.

John


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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2013, 08:11:54 pm »
Just to re-iterate, the error message you get indicates you need the HelpViewer 2.0, which is part of a later Visual Studio than you apparently have installed...
Windows 8 is supposed to have the same viewer, but not Windows 7. So downloading and installing Windows updates (if you are +100 of the out, oh well...) won't do any good in this case to begin with...

Ralf

JohnF

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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2013, 09:09:42 pm »
Just to re-iterate, the error message you get indicates you need the HelpViewer 2.0, which is part of a later Visual Studio than you apparently have installed...
Windows 8 is supposed to have the same viewer, but not Windows 7. So downloading and installing Windows updates (if you are +100 of the out, oh well...) won't do any good in this case to begin with...

Ralf

Perhaps I'll get version 2 by installing VS 2012 or 13.

I'll give it a try.

John
 

JohnF

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Re: Windows 7 SDK
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2013, 12:35:20 pm »
Success at last.

This is from a Microsoft document I eventually found.

2. Known Issues

2.1. Installing

2.1.1. Installation or repair of the Windows SDK 7.1 fails after Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is installed

When the Windows SDK 7.1 is installed or repaired after Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is installed, and the SDK installation includes the Visual C++ Compilers feature, the SDK installation may stop and a "fatal error" message may appear.

To resolve this issue:

Run the Windows SDK 7.1 Setup again, clear the Visual C++ Compilers check box, and then complete the setup.
Install this Compiler Update to install the Visual C++ compilers and libraries.
2.1.2. Cannot silently install the Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Compiler Update for the Windows SDK 7.1

This Compiler Update cannot be silently installed.

To resolve this issue:

There is no workaround. Silent installation is not supported.
2.1.3. Recommended Installation Order

To ensure that your system has a supported configuration, uninstall the following products and then reinstall them in the order listed:

Visual Studio 2010
Windows SDK 7.1
Visual Studio 2010 SP1
Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Compiler Update for the Windows SDK 7.1


John