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Hi :)
I think best advice is to just stick with the 4.0.5 for now

A quick google search for "Microsoft Windows Search Host Protocol" gave me a few sites although i 
have no idea how much i would trust any of these
(normally i use Wikipedia to get an overview but use the external links to check the background 
sources and maybe the history of the page)

This answer looked reasonable but mostly because it's easy to reverse it if nothing seems to happen 
or if it makes things worse
"Indexing (supposedly) makes searching faster.
If you right click on each drive letter, select Properties. You will see
 a box marked "Index this drive for faster searching". Uncheck the box.
" from

Also these links to quickly skim-read to see if anyone else came up with good ideas, or just to get 
more of an idea of what is going on

Typically when suffering from a problem inside LibreOffice that no-one else is suffering from then 
it can be good to just quickly rename your User Profile
Again it's easy to reverse if it didn't fix anything.  

I tend to find Windows doesn't like to make it easy to use LibreOffice.  If you right-click on a 
file and try the "Open With" then it's reluctant to list any non-Microsquish products.  Also with 
their tool for setting the default programs for things, or in their web-browser for setting the 
default html editor.  So if i have the LO "QuickStarter" open in the system-tray then i use that, 
otherwise i use the "Start" button (or whatever they renamed it in whichever version of Windows you 
are using (errr but seems to have vanished in Win8)).  So, something like
"Start" - "All Programs" - LibreOffice - LibreOffice
and then drag and drop the file onto the grey area.  Alternatively after opening LibreOffice use 
File - Open
and then navigate to the file.  With Win7 i have to scroll up and down the "All Programs" list to 
try to find it.  It's not made clear that it's a list you can scroll until you  roll the mouse 
wheel up and down.  There are a few places to try it before finding the right list that is 

Hmm, once you do find LibreOffice in the menus then you can right-click on it and choose "Send to 
desktop" to create a short-cut on your desktop and that makes it MUCH easier in the future.  

After a few times of trying these long-winded ways of opening a file in LibreOffice it seems to 
start appearing in the right-click menu.  I suspect there is a faster way to get it in there but i 
don't know how to do that :(  

Maybe it would be good to post a bug-report despite being the only one apparently suffering from 
the problem
I think the international translators had another thread about problems with specifically the 
Swedish version.  They seem to be working on a couple of very minor issues for almost all languages 
and although that is nothing to do with this both  problems might get solved at the same time.  
Still, it's better to post a bug-report as it is reasonably easy to do so even if it does seem a 
bit scary until you have done one.  The guide asks for a lot of information but you can give most 
of that later on in subsequent posts to the bug-report.  

Perhaps 2 bug-reports  because not being able to open Libreoffice at all seems like a fairly major 
Regards from
Tom :)  

 From: Niklas Johansson <>
To: M Henri Day <> 
Cc: "LibreOffice, users" <> 
Sent: Monday, 2 September 2013, 9:44
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice 4.1 won't start on Windows 8 64-bit

Ok, thanks for letting me know. Then it's likely something in my 
computer configuration that is wrong. As long as nobody else has the 
same issue, I won't open any bug report.

Niklas Johansson

M Henri Day skrev 2013-09-01 13:20:
2013/9/1 Niklas Johansson < 


     I'm having some issues with LibreOffice 4.1.0 and 4.1.1 on Windows
     8 64-bit (Swedish).

     When I first try to install it, it complains that I need to stop
     the "Microsoft Windows Search Host Protocol" after some searching
     I was able to pause it for 15 minutes, since I don't really need
     the search functionality on that computer I also stopped the
     indexing on all places. After that I tried to install LibreOffice
     again and it went through the installation process without any
     more hassle.

     Next problem, the program won't start! :(

     Has anybody else seen this problem, or been able to install on
     Windows 8 64-bit?

     PS. Master build from yesterday won't start after installation
     either, but 4.0.5 does work.


​Hej Niklas !

I've hitherto installed the Swedish-language version of LO on 
four computers running 64-bit Windows 8, three of which are dual boots 
with Win7, on which I've also installed I've encountered no 
problems, nor did I encounter any when I previously installed 
on them....

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