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Finding help and support

When clicking help the message Windows cannot open help and support because a service is not running.

To fix this problem, start the service named help and support.

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Go to start>> control panel>> adminstrative tools>> serivices
select and double click help and support and start the services.
it should be automatic. (meaning the serivce should start when the Windows load, but sometime it doesn't).

Posted on Nov 06, 2008


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