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Article ID: 191425 - Last Review: January 5, 2015 - Revision: 5.4

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If you install version 1.0a of any of the Barney software titles listed in the applies to section of this article after you have installed version 1.0 of the software title, Parent's Room Help contains information only about version 1.0a. Parent's Room Help for version 1.0 is not available.

If you install version 1.0 of any of the Barney software titles listed in the applies to section of this article after you install version 1.0a, you receive a series of error messages when you attempt to view the CD Title Information in the Parent's Room Help file.


This behavior occurs because the Parent's Room Help program is different for versions 1.0 and 1.0a. Version 1.0 of the Barney software titles uses an HTML Help program, and version 1.0a uses WinHelp. Each of these Help programs use different Help files.


To resolve this issue, download and install the Acthelp.exe file. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Release Date: Aug-14-1998

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  ( ) How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

This file installs updated Help files for all of the ActiMates Barney software titles and updates the Start menu shortcuts so they point to the correct Help files.

For information about how to determine the version of Barney software you are using, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
189788  ( ) ActiMates Barney Titles: How to Determine the Program's Version


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft ActiMates Barney software titles listed in the applies to section of this article.

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