One of the things I missed about Windows XP is the ‘what’s this’ feature— you could right-click on an option, and often would appear a little clickable box, on which you’d then left-click and get a block or two or three of textual info on whatever option you wanted to know more about.

I could have kept that functionality, all along. Other geeks know that. But in case others are in the dark like I was, you can install one of these updates, which will let you view the .hlp files for that beloved old Windows program you’ve been hanging onto for dear life.

For 32bit Win7:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/A/8…

For 64bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/A/8…


^^ Notice that these are Microsoft updates (.msu), so Windows Update needs to be enabled and running.

Hope you like.