OK, so in my efforts to get some research done and learn more about the WTS rather than relying solely on everyone else here for help, I decided to download the 2005 WT Library to do my own searches and such. After all, how else would a non-JW like myself have access to past publications and such?? And I'm dying of curiosity here, I want to do some of my own research, just to see what I can come up with.
So I download the ISO file and then I don't know what to do with it.
I tried downloading an ISO-burning tool, but that won't work for me. I ended up making a bunch of coasters.
I tried Nero. I made another coaster.
I found an excuse to ask my computer-geek boyfriend about ISO files (for another program that I'm trying to install that's not WTS-related), and he recommended using WinRar to extract and install it.
So I install WinRar (it's like a super-version of WinZip) and try that.
Aha, it lets me unzip the WT Library ISO and install it from there.
I do a complete install - this version of the library CD-ROM lets you do a complete install so that you don't need the CD to run it. Perfect, just what I needed!! No more coasters!!
So I install it, and it works.
Or so I think.
I can open the program, and it shows me the daily reading, and all of the icons and buttons are there for me to click.
But if I actually try to do something - like searching the publications or accessing the NWT - it tells me that "Watchtower Library has experienced a problem and cannot continue", I click "OK" and the whole program closes.
I repaired it. It still didn't work.
I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. It still doesn't work.
Anyone have any idea how I can get this to work for me??
I'm a total research geek, I live for this stuff and I'm curious as all hell to dive into this, I need to know how to get this to work so that I can satisfy my curiosity. Especially because I'm in touch with someone that I'm swapping research and ideas with (he's married to an inactive/unbaptized JW who's studying under pressure from her JW mother) and I'd like to be able to look some stuff up for us to talk about and ask about.