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I wish I would have found this sooner than I did,  but thanks to Fredrik Normen and others for this post (reprinting here).

The MSDN Library that shipped with the Visual Studio 2005 CTP for May, will not display any documents. It just searches and searches for the content. This can be fixed by doing the following tasks:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\help whidbey
  2. Open the file dexplore.exe.config
  3. Change the following lines:

            <supportedRuntime version="v2.0.40507" safemode="true"/> 
       <requiredRuntime version="v2.0.40507" safemode="true"/>


       <supportedRuntime version="v2.0.40426" safemode="true"/> 
       <requiredRuntime version="v2.0.40426" safemode="true"/>

    To make the search function to work, do the following steps:

  1. Delete this folder C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\MSDN\8.0
  2. Open the MSDN help, ignoring the error.
  3. Go to Tools - Options - Help - Online section and uncheck the "Use Online Content" box.
Posted on Monday, June 7, 2004 12:56 PM ASP.NET , Microsoft , MSDN | Back to top

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this entry arrived at the very moment I was seeking out the answer to the issue.
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