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Vista vs. Open Office
Thread poster: Agnieszka Hayward

Agnieszka Hayward
Poland
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Aug 14, 2007

Hi there,

just got myself a new, shiny lovely laptop today. Unfortunately with Vista.
I don't seem to be able to install Open Office on the machine.


When trying to start the install, I get the following message:

The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download or a virus.

You may want to contact the author of this installer to obtain a new copy.
It may be possible to skip this check using the /NCRC command line switch (NOT RECOMMENDED)



I have, some time ago, successfully installed OO on my home PC (windows XP).

Any ideas what I've done wrong this time?
I browsed thru the forum, but couldn't find the answer.

HELP!



[Edited at 2007-08-14 22:43]


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Textklick  Identity Verified
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Just out of interest Aug 14, 2007

Was MS Office already installed on your machine?

Vendors usually try to/have to sting you for buying it separately, whether you want it or not.

OO installation attempted from a download, I presume? Does Vista have something encoded that says first you buy/ install Office and only then will it permit you to mess around?

Or am I paranoid?

Good luck

Chris


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Agnieszka Hayward
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Vista - the moster? Aug 14, 2007

Textklick wrote:

Was MS Office already installed on your machine?


No. Neither did I have one on my PC.

Vendors usually try to/have to sting you for buying it separately, whether you want it or not.


You bet.

OO installation attempted from a download, I presume?


yes

Does Vista have something encoded that says first you buy/ install Office and only then will it permit you to mess around?


Dunno. Vista isn't very clear in what it tells you

Or am I paranoid?


I think I definitely am. Sends me up the wall.

Good luck

thanks.


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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The 3 most likely reasons Aug 14, 2007

One can run OO under Vista.

The 3 most likely reasons for your problems are:

- Defect harddisk (test with CHKDSK, see http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/chkdsk.mspx?mfr=true).

- Defect memory (test with Windows Memory Diagnostic, see http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp).

- Defect OO download/disk (check MD5, see http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/index.htm).

Post your results!



[Edited at 2007-08-14 23:36]


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Agnieszka Hayward
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Seems I was distracted Aug 15, 2007

I have now chosen a different mirror for the upload and everything is just fine.

Thank you sooo much for your help and the links.
Agnieszka


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