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I twice had to do a reinstall/repair for a Windows Vista system. That was with a late 3.5.x version and 3.6.3 or .4 version.

It seems to be a Widows issue, not a LO issue, or at least as far as I can tell. I have had other packages do the same thing on that Vista system and on an XP system.

Vista loves the "Admin required" to solve issues. The problem was I had the only account on the laptop, created during the install, and had Admin privileges on the account but Vista said I wad not the Admin and had to log on using the Admin account. I am glad I no longer have Vista installed on that laptop. I have had packages I installed tell my I could not uninstall it through the Control Panel since it needed an Admin account to do it. That is one of the many reasons I hate Windows, even though I have to have at least one system for Windows only hardware and software needs.

Right now, 4.0.2 can set Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and MathType file extension to use LO as the default package. Since it will read Publisher files into Draw, I was hoping to see a check box for that during my installs on Windows, or in the Tools > Options...Load/Save dialogs.

On 04/04/2013 09:38 AM, Pedro wrote:
Hi Tom

Tom wrote
It's in the "Repair" or "Modify" option.  It's another reason why it's
good to hang on to installers although i think that is generally good
advice for any software you install on Windows.  It can sometimes be a
good idea in Gnu&Linux and probably the rest too.

I've just had a bit of trouble uninstalling a few odd things from a
Windows box but reinstalling fixed the programs problems and then it was
easier to uninstall.  A bit mad but not hugely unusual.  Err, i did have
to resort to revo-uninstaller too but that was for other cr@#$£
I know that. But I consider that a workaround (not a solution) for
knowledgeable IT people. In fact that requires Admin privileges.

What I am requesting is a feature for any user ;)

File association is at the User level. One user might prefer LO and another
AOO or even MSO :)


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