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For questions regarding Microsoft products (hardware or software). If more specific tags exist, please use those instead; in particular, MS-DOS and Windows have their own tags.

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Why did Microsoft stop supporting the Windows Help format? [closed]

For many years, the Windows Help format (.hlp) was the standard way of supplying documentation for Windows programs. Over the years, Microsoft transitioned to other formats, such as Compiled HTML (....
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Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk

I want to tinker a bit with Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk, Version 3.1. I installed the System Extensions, they get loaded and the server itself shows up in the chooser with it's serial number. To ...
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Did IBM encourage Bill Gates to retain the rights over PC-DOS?

As is well-known, Microsoft's negotiations with IBM to deliver PC-DOS 1.0 with the original IBM PC resulted in: IBM licensing the OS from Microsoft, as opposed to purchasing it outright. Microsoft ...
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When was QDOS changed to MSDOS?

So a while back, I heard that MSDOS was originally named QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System), and that it was later changed is MSDOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System). This was probably a ...
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Where can I find macrofun.hlp?

In the days before Visual Basic for Applications, the macro language for Microsoft Excel was called XLL. The syntax was similar to that of ordinary Excel formulas, except for two things: Macros were ...