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On 08/23/2013 03:40 AM, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
On 23/08/13 16:18, Becca Leach wrote:
I am attempting to install the latest LibreOffice on my new computer, but an error message keeps 
popping up telling me to verify that it is a valid Windows Installer Package. Any advice?

Sent from Windows Mail

Try this:
Update Windows with the latest version of Windows Installer. To obtain
the latest version of Windows Installer, visit the following Microsoft
Web site:

For more information about this issue, click the following article
number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
229819 Error message when you install or upgrade the Windows Installer

This error has happened a few times, if I recall.  Whenever you install
software, you should have all of the updates for that system, Windows,
or Linux. 

Would you let us know which version of Windows you are running? XP,
Vista, Win7, or Win8 [32 or 64 bit]

What version of LibreOffice are you installing?

Also,have you installed Java on you system?

You do not need to answer these questions, but it helps keep track of
which versions and OS our users use and which versions that may have
some issues that need to be looked into or some added documentation to
help people use LibreOffice better.

I run 4.0.5 on the systems I had a chance to update, but will be
installing 4.1.0 [or 4.1.1] on one system for testing purpose.  I run
Ubuntu12.04 [Linux] and both versions of Win7 [64-bit for both Home
Premium and Professional], thought I have installed LibreOffice on Win
XP, Vista, and 32-bit Win7 systems.

Of course, some people are running 3.6.7, which is the last of that
line, and isa good version for businesses and individuals.  4.0.5 came
out yesterday[?] and is the newest version - by release date -
LibreOffice has.  4.1.1 should be out in a week or two.

Keeping your system up-to-date, especially for a Windows system, is a
habit people need to get into.  Paramount is keeping your anti-virus and
other security packages up-to-date so you will not get infected with
some "nasty" program that could cause you system harm or wipe out you
data.  Also keeping you system backed up is a requirement for good
system use, for those times when something gets through your security,
or a disc drive fails.  They have a limited life of a few years.  My
main desktop that I use daily was bought in early 2010 and the drive
that came with it died over the weekend.  I lost only the files that was
not in my backup system, so I did not loosethe bulk of my files on that
1-TB drive.  I backup weekly or bi-weekly depending on the workload.

Since I now have three 2-TB drives internally, in my Ubuntu desktop, I
now have to buy anew external 2-TB drive.  I have two already for full
external backupof my main system.  I use one of the internal 2-TB drive
[not the one with the operating system on it] for a partial backup of my
most used folders - photos, work files, and other things I do on a daily
or weekly basis.  That way, I do not need to do a full backup every
week, which takes a long time moving so much data through a USB2.x
connector.  I have over 4 TB of data to backup, currently, so ti take a
lot of time out of my schedule to do that.

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