Along with the diskettes provided with your computer, or
the software preinstalled on its hard disk, you will often find
one or more Help files. These will explain any special features
of the system, and tell you how to install the software needed
to exploit those features.
Help may be supplied in various forms, depending on the
intended operating system; in the MS-DOS/Windows
application environment they are usually windows help files
or ASCII text files.
Viewing Windows help files
Windows help files can be displayed only by the Microsoft
Windows Help program (v3.1 or later). Windows help files
may be identified by their .HLP file extensions, although this
is not an infallible guide as some other help formats use the
.HLP extension. Windows help files are often accompanied
by .ICO icon files of the same name.
If your computer has a hard disk on which the Microsoft
Windows application environment has been pre-installed,
copies of some Windows help files may already be available
as icons in Windows. To view a help file, simply double-click
on its icon, or select the icon and press
information about using Help, see your Windows
If the Windows help file you want to view is not already
installed, or if for any other reason you need to view a
Windows help file directly from a diskette:
Getting started with your computer
Insert the diskette into a suitable drive.
Use Windows File Manager to view the contents of
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