I copied qbasic.exe and qbasic.hlp (no way to tell the version ?) from my Dos 6 Install floppy into a folder. Qbasic.exe executes ok either from within or outside the folder, but can't access its help file. I used the qbasic options 'help path' tab to enter the correct path but xp is using the wrong prog to open it with. The Qbasic.hlp file 'property' shows that xp is trying to use winhelp32 stub to open it but can't. Apparently a .hlp file needs a helper file to work?? What other file from xp or my Dos 6 floppy can I redirect the "property open with" field?? Or is there an alternate qb help file I can make work??
I want only a help file that xp can execute. Please no 'switch to vb' program suggestions.
Perhaps this post would be better understood in the xp or Basic forum??