Parts of Audacity not opening properly

Recently downloaded the latest version of Audacity for windows…2.3.0 onto my computer, Windows 8.1. But something must be wrong. As far as I know it seems to work fine for my purposes but if I open ‘help…quick help or manual’ it opens Windows Media. Could this problem have anything to do with problems I’m having trying to get LAME and FFmpeg to load and recognize Audacity?

The [u]installer[/u] (audacity-win-2.3.0.exe) includes the help files, the ZIP file does not.

You have to download and install [u]Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe[/u] and ffmpeg-win-2.2.2.exe separately.

For me, the FFmpeg & LAME installers have always been foolproof. It might be trickier if you try to configure them manually.