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Should I remove HTML Help Workshop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,614
United States Rank #11,536
Reach 0.0453%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 53.82 days
330.01 days >
Average installed length: 173.40 days

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HTML Help Workshop

What is HTML Help Workshop?

HTML Help Workshop is a help authoring tool that allows you to create and manage Microsoft HTML Help projects and their related files. The HTML Help components, which consist of an ActiveX control or Java Applet to insert into HTML files, a help authoring tool, an online image editing tool, and an executable program that displays a user's help files.


The primary executable is named hhw.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 3.6 MB (3,777,068 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21138
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\html help workshop
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HTML Help Workshop\setup.exe Uninstall
Estimated size: 3.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HTML Help Workshop

Program executable:hhw.exe
Name:HTML Help
Microsoft® HTML Help Workshop
Path:C:\Program Files\html help workshop\hhw.exe
Additional files:
  • advpack.dll - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (ADVPACK)
  • itcc.dll - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (Microsoft® InfoTech CC Local DLL)
  • hhw_uninst.exe - Microsoft HTML WorkShop fr (HTML Help Workshop fr par Sparad0x)
  • _instpgm.exe - HTML Help Workshop Setup (Microsoft® HTML Help Workshop Setup)
  • flash.exe - HTML Help Image Editor (Microsoft® HTML Help Image Editor)
  • cnvcnt.dll - Microsoft® Spider (CNT File Converter)
  • cnvtoc.dll - TOC File Converter
  • gencnv.dll - Generic Converter
  • hhcout.dll - HHC Output
  • hhkout.dll - HHK Output
  • navout.dll - NAV Output
  • spcom.dll - HHC Interface Layer
  • sprbuild.dll - Build Engine
  • spredit.dll - Project Editor
  • sprfile.dll - Project File Manager
  • sprlog.dll - Conversion Log
  • hha.dll - HTML Help (Microsoft® HTML Help Author)
  • hhc.exe - Microsoft® HTML Help Compiler

How do I remove HTML Help Workshop?

You can uninstall HTML Help Workshop from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HTML Help Workshop, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HTML Help Workshop.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.40%
Windows 10 25.06%
Windows XP 10.96%
Windows Vista 3.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 21.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.12%
Windows 10 Pro 6.40%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.76%
  Germany 9.42%
  France 6.86%
  United Kingdom 4.40%
  Italy 3.68%
  Canada 3.58%
  Netherlands 2.76%
  Japan 2.56%
  Australia 2.15%
  Brazil 2.15%
  India 1.84%
  Poland 1.54%
  South Africa 1.54%
  Spain 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.49%
Hewlett-Packard 23.31%
Acer 14.34%
ASUS 8.76%
Intel 4.18%
Toshiba 3.98%
Samsung 3.19%
Lenovo 2.79%
American Megatrends 1.79%
Medion 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.04%
ASUS All Series 3.59%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.24%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.79%
Acer Veriton X270 1.79%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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