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Hi :)
We went off on a tangent around here somewhere.  There still seems to be a
problem installing LibreOffice on this Windows 7 machine.

The download is an msi so that IE issue doesn't seem to be the problem.
The installer's file-size is 215,652kb, so that's around the 220Mb figure i
try to remember.  We've not tried an md5sum or Sha check to make sure but
it really looks like the download itself was probably NOT the issue.

Firefox has installed successfully so it's not that the user doesn't
understand the weird blockers Win 7 tries to put in the way of installing
anything (which usually seem (to me) more intense when trying to install
non-MS stuff)

Win 7 is still claiming that the installer is not an installer, even though
the installer is an msi file.  The exact grumble is
"Windows Installer    This installation package could not be opened. Verify
that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the
application vendor to verify this is a valid Windows Installer Package."

Anyone any ideas about what might be different enough between the Firefox
installer and the LO one to be causing this issue?
Regards from
Tom :)

On 17 September 2014 13:19, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster <> wrote:

On 09/17/2014 02:46 AM, Sophie wrote:

Le 17/09/2014 06:49, tjphipps a écrit :

i tried twice to download and install the newest libre suite. the
download went perfectly both times but when i told my computer to
install them i got the same error message both times. it said
something like 'this is not a windows installer'  and to 'contact the
makers' or something like that. i love libre office and have used it
for many years on several different computers with windows , xp and
vista and have never has anything go wrong with anything, ever. this
computer is running windows 7 home premium without sp1 so far. what
should i do?

What is the extension of the download you try to install? Often IE
changes the extension of the file in .man instead of .msi.
Kind regards

Most everyone I deal with locally will not use IE due to its "issues".
I suggest using Firefox or Chrome for downloading the files.  They work
much better than IE and you can add more "useful" security options to both
that make it easier and safer to use than IE.

Actually, the newest version of Firefox for Windows has an ability to run
the file after the download DIRECTLY from the download history options -
either by clicking the "blue" download arrow for the last few downloads, or
via the full history section via the Tools>Downloads option.  This works
better than the IE run file after downloading option.

I currently have access to Win7 laptops, but I have had not trouble
downloading the files via Firefox or Chrome and installing them.  I
upgraded a Vista [32-bit] laptop to Win7 Pro [64-bit] due to Vista's giving
me the same type of errors for many different packages, ones that installed
well on XP and Win7 Home.  I did have a few times where XP did not like to
install .msi install versions when there were .exe install versions

So please install Firefox or Chrome browsers and download the .msi files

ALSO, MS sometimes changes its internal package installer used to
run/install .exe and .msi files.  I had to update the installer via MS's
web site free downloads section.  Sometimes this needed internal package is
not updated/upgraded via the automatic Windows Update system.  This has
happened to me once with XP and twice with Vista.  This solved the type of
errors you are seeing, in Vista mostly.

Win7 without SP1?
Have you been installing all of the Win7 updates since you installed the
Win7 OS, or first ran it when you got the Win7 system????  If you did, then
even though the OS install did not have SP1 included, then with all of the
MS updates you should have all of the packages that are included with SP1.
That is what happened with a desktop that I have that came with Win7 Home
Premium with no indications of SP1 was installed.  Now it shows SP1 in the
Control Panel>System window.

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