I had that same problem when I tried to install LO on both my new
computer and on a new laptop.
I had also been having problems with my internet connection while trying
to set up the new computer.
So, when the install did not work on either computer, I tried
downloading the program with a different WiFi network, and this time I
got different errors, but it would still not install on either computer.
So then I got the idea to download from a different web site, and this
time it did work and it installed with no problems.
I still do not know if the problem was with my internet or with the
My new computers run Windows 8.
The original download (that gave errors during install) was the
To find another site, I just googled "download Libre Office" and came up
a number of sites.
I do not remember which one I used, but I think it was either:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
On 9/30/2013 5:37 PM, contrazz wrote:
I've tried to install LibreOffice and the Help on two computers where I work.
The computers both complain that the main installer is not a valid installer
- and that the Help installer has a corrupt CAB file. This seems fairly
unlikely to be true, but I'm checking to see whether there have been similar
problems reported by others. If no one else is having trouble, I'll hassle
the IT department here ... I'm suspicious that it's getting hosed on this
end, somehow ...
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