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I just remembered something with the last "clean install" for XP and LO. This was for 3.4.1[or 3.4.2?] and XP.

I had to install LO twice in a row, WITH NO uninstall in between. I do not know why that happened, but it happened to me twice. BUT, the last time I installed 3.4.4, or was it 3.4.5, on XP/pro I did not have any issues. There was just something in the XP system[s] I was dealing with that had issues and not all of what was to be installed was installed properly. The second install, which was a "repair" finished the install properly. I do not know if it was a problem for XP or for LO or a combination of both, but the second install [without an uninstall] fixed the problem and it worked great from there on and the installing for the next version[s] worked fine.

I really prefer people try the most stable version of LO, which currently is 3.4.6, before they go to the most cutting edge version, which currently is 3.5.2.

I have found that 3.4.6 works very well for me on Win XP/pro, Vista, and Ubuntu 10.04/12.04. There are some issues in 3.5.x that is in their bug list that need to be fixed before I go to 3.5.x over 3.4.6..

AS FOR not installing if the install file was bad or incomplete, that is not true. I have had both type of issues try to install and then fail somewhere along the way. Usually it fails so bad that I have to do a lot of cleaning up my system after the failure.

Right now, I have a HP Pavilion zv6123 laptop running XP/pro [32-bit] and it has LO 3.4.6 running on it. I have to check what service pack is on it, but the package installed fine.

On 04/30/2012 07:32 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
You can get the md5sum and sha hashes from
(from the downloads page click on "info" carefully hidden in the "Download" 'button')
I guess it would be OpenOffice's config.  By "configs" i mean the whole user-profile
but i think it might be better to install LibreOffice as though it was a parallel installation 
alongside your existing OOo

I just have a feeling that your fresh new LO might be reading your old OOo profile and there might be an Extension/Add-on in there that disagrees with LO. Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Mon, 30/4/12, Ant<>  wrote:

From: Ant<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Unable to start my newly installed LibreOffice v3.5.2 programs.
Date: Monday, 30 April, 2012, 22:44

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:40:14PM +0100, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I'm not sure why you're Xp one is crashing.  Did you use the same
installer that you used for the Win7 machine?  If not then it might be
worth trying that one or just check that the download didn't go
wrong.  Can you check the md5sum or sha or whatever?
No, it was a new download. If the one at home was bad, then it wouldn't
finish/fail installation, right? I will check its MD5sum. What's the
correct one?

Even a new install will pick up on an old config folder such as your old configs for  Sometimes the config folder can be a bit wonky on a fresh release (although it's 
about a year since someone last mentioned experiencing that) so renaming the user profile can be a 
good idea even on a fresh new install if things seems a bit wrong.
Which configs? OpenOffice's? Remember, this is my first LibreOffice

You can find a list of fixes and things from the main wiki-page
but they just tend to be from 1 minor point-release to the next.  I couldn't find the release notes.

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