The files in this zip file allow you to install Search the Works on a computer with a Windows consumer operating system released after Windows® XP (Vista® and more recent systems).

Download and extract these files into one folder on your computer. It can be a “temp” folder. When you are finished with the download, you will need to be able to find that folder on your computer.

Download the installer

Once the download is done, navigate to that folder on your computer, and once there, click on and read: “1- HOW_TO_INSTALL_ON_WINDOWS_7-VISTA.HTML”, or continue reading on this page.

Installing Your “Search the Works” on Windows® 7 and Vista®


System requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 600 MHz or equivalent processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Vista® or more recent Windows® consumer operating system
  • 128MB of RAM (256MB recommended)
  • 175MB of available hard-disk space
  • DVD drive


Navigate to the folder in which you stored the files you downloaded in order to install Search the Works on a computer with a Windows® 7 operating system, or a Windows® consumer operating system released after Windows® XP (Vista® and more recent systems).

Once in that folder, locate the Search the Works – Windows 7-Vista Installer.exe file on the disk. Double-click on the filename. A dialog may warn you that An unidentified program wants to access your computer, click on Allow to continue and

wait while the program loads. Once it has loaded, press Next.


Before the program is installed, you will need to choose the directory in which

you want it installed. The default option is C:\Program Files (86)\Search

the Works on Windows® 7 or C:\Program Files\Search

the Works under Vista®, which will put the program itself on your hard drive

(most hard drives on home computers are located on the C:\ drive). If you want

to browse through your hard drive for a good location other than Program Files,

press Browse. When you are satisfied with your choice of location

for installing the program, click Next.



A window will appear that allows you to chose the Start Menu folder. The

default puts the shortcuts in the Start menu (the Windows® Logo at the bottom

left corner of your screen.) This default option creates a shortcut icon in a

new Start Menu folder, called Search

the Works. If you use this default, you would start Search

the Works from the Start menu, clicking on Start (Windows® Logo) > All Programs >

Search the Works. Once you have made your choice, click Next

to continue.



This Confirm Installation window allows you to review

the selections you have made. If you are satisfied with what you see, click

Install to continue.

Please note that the

installation process will take 15 to 45 minutes, depending on your computer.



Then click Finish on the Installation Complete page. If a message, saying This program might not have installed correctly pops up, you can safely ignore it and click on This program installed correctly.

You must restart your computer before running “Search the Works.”


Un-installing your “Search the Works”

At some point, you might want to remove, or uninstall, Search the Works

from your computer altogether. Assuming you used the default settings

above, you can un-install the Search the Works program, by clicking on Start

(Windows® Logo) in the lower left corner of your screen, clicking on All Programs > Search