Note for post-Windows XP systems:
The 16-bit Searchable Archive will always have to be run on Windows XP, because Microsoft operating systems after Windows XP (or other 64-bit systems) will not run 16-bit programs. For Windows 7 you would first need to install Windows Virtual PC and then install Windows XP Mode (both only available for Windows 7). You would also need an installation disk and a valid product key for Windows XP or Windows 7. We recommend staying with Windows 7 as your last Microsoft operating system, as they are pushing towards a subscription operating system to extract money from you indefinitely. Windows 7 is just fine for the needs of most users. The Searchable Archive is a legacy program and most of the material is also included in the other search engines on this website.
Download the HWA.exe file from this website to your hard drive within Windows XP or the Windows XP Mode virtual system you have created within Windows 7.
Run the HWA.exe file, usually by double-clicking on it.
Change the destination directory, if desired, or allow installation into the default C:\HWA directory.
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.
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.
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: