Herbert W. Armstrong Searchable Library

Archive Installation Instructions


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Step 0 for Windows 7 only:

Windows 7 (or other 64-bit systems) requires that you first download and install the free VMware Player.  Follow the online instructions to set up a pre-Windows 7 virtual system, download or copy the HWA.exe file to the virtual system hard drive, then continue with Steps 2-6 within the virtual system.  The 16-bit Searchable Archive will always have to be run using the VMware Player virtual system.  Note: You will need a pre-Windows 7 installation disk (any back to Windows 98), and you may create a minimal 1 or 2 gb system.  No extra service packs are needed for the virtual system.



Step 1:

Download the HWA.exe file from the web site to your hard drive.  Note: this is just the Searchable Archive and not the full contents of the Searchable Archive CD.



Step 2:

Run the HWA.exe file, usually by double-clicking on it.



Step 3:

Change the destination directory, if desired, or allow installation into the default C:\HWA directory.



Step 4:

Once installed, simply double-click on the RTW.EXE file in the HWA directory to run the Searchable Archive.  You can create a shortcut on your desktop which points to the RTW.EXE file for quick start-up.



Step 5:

Read the CONTENTS and MANUAL files in the HWA directory on how to use the program.  Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or problems.



Step 6:

You will need to periodically delete the following temporary files out of the HWA directory as they are created each time you do a search:

  • search.tmp

  • viewer?.tmp

  • srch?.dat

  • be careful not to delete any other files or the program will not work and you will have to re-install it.