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Office 2010 will not display its own help files

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I'm running Office 2010 on Windows XP SP3. Whenever I try to ask for help, it pops up a dialog box that says:

There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your Office installation and try again.

I tried repairing the installation; no luck.

I tried renaming c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help and repairing the installation. Office created a new version of that folder and populated it. Office still won't display its help files.

If I log in as a different user, it works, which means there's something weird about my user profile.

It works fine on my other computer, which as far as I know is configured similarly.

Any idea how I can find out what Office doesn't like about my user profile? I've seen the suggestion elsewhere that the way to solve this problem is to create a brand new user profile, copy all your stuff over to it, and use that instead. I really, really don't want to do that because of the number of unknown other things it is sure to screw up.
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In case anyone cares, I solved the problem.

The trick is to launch Internet Explorer, select Tools -> Internet Options -> Delete...

Then make sure "Temporary Internet Files" is checked, "Preserve Favorites website data" is unchecked and select Delete again. If "Preserve Favorites website data" is left checked by accident, as I did the first few times I tried, it won't solve the problem :)
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