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文淵閣四庫全書網上版 - Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition): System Requirements & Installation Guide

A database software installation guide - Version 3.2 for 《文淵閣四庫全書網上版》 - Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition)

System Requirements - 文淵閣四庫全書網上版 Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition) v.3.2

To access 《文淵閣四庫全書網上版》, the database search software must be installed on your computer. Software is available for Microsoft Windows XP and newer.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Pentium III 800 or above CPU

  • 256MB RAM

  • 140 MB Hard Drive space (for client program and font installation)

  • 1024 x 768 Resolution with 32768(15bit) or above color display

  • Microsoft Windows XP (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, Japanese or Korean version) (already updated to Service Pack 2)

  • East Asian Language Support installed (*Please refer to 5.Technical Support)

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

  • Access to the Internet, with an ON-campus HKUST IP address

Steps 1-2

Step 1 - Choose a Client Setup Program & Installation Guide


Interface Client Setup Program Installation Guide
Traditional Chinese
setupTrad.exe SKQSClientProgInstallGuide-big5.pdf
Simplified Chinese
setupSimp.exe​ SKQSClientProgInstallGuide-gb.pdf
English, Korean and Japanese
setupEng.exe​ SKQSClientProgInstallGuide-eng.pdf

Step 2 - Exit or Quit all running programs on your computer

Steps 3-5

Step 3 - Run the Installer Program

Double-click on the downloaded siku-setupXXX.exe file to run the installation program. The installation will take some time.

Refer to the matching Client Program Installation Guide as needed.

Step 4 - Download "Client Program User Manual" [pdf]

Download the 《用戶端程式使用說明》 "Client Program User Manual": 

Note that the vendor only provides a Traditional Chinese version of this manual.

Step 5- You're Done

Run the 《文淵閣四庫全書網上版》 Program and select IP 登入.

Please remember that HKUST's 《文淵閣四庫全書網上版》 license allows only one (1) simultaneous user. Please be courteous to other users by logging out as soon as your searches are completed, since our access is for only one user at a time.

Please also remember that this database program will only work from an ON-campus IP address.

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