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kaled - 4:17 pm on Jun 13, 2009 (gmt 0)
You are correct, the html help system requires all but Internet Explorer's front end/user interface. Other parts of the OS doubtless rely on IE libraries, etc. even if those libraries are no longer designated as belonging to IE.