How do I access ArcView 3.X help after Windows 7 install?

ArcView works but I can't access help.

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    ArcView 3.3 was placed in Mature support status in April 2005 and Retired in Dec 2012. Please edit your question to specify the application word size for your Windows 7 OS (32-bit or 64-bit). If the help subsystem is 16-bit and your OS is 64-bit, it's unlikely that they can work together. – Vince Nov 10 '15 at 21:22
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    Create single line project startup script System.SetEnvVar ("AVEXT", "C:\......\Esri\AV_GIS30\ARCVIEW\EXT32") – FelixIP Nov 10 '15 at 21:38
  • @Vince It works perfectly fine on Windows 7 with very few tweaks – FelixIP Nov 10 '15 at 21:46
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    Wikipedia says that you'll need to download WinHlp32.exe from Microsoft. – mkennedy Nov 11 '15 at 17:38

Help files old style are being banned from Win7, 8 and 10. However, you can try this method, which can make the Help Files live again.

Do not forget to de-activate automatic Windows update.


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