[Solved] Error Wrong OS or OS version for application

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[Solved] Error Wrong OS or OS version for application

Postby susanwilusz » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:21 pm

Get ERROR Wrong OS or OS version for application when attempting to install openofficeorg. I have OS windows XP professional. I downloading to a jumpdrive the windows version of openoffice. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Error Wrong OS or OS version for application

Postby thomasjk » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:14 pm

Make sure you are downloading from here http://download.openoffice.org/2.3.1/index.html. Click on the Greenbar and on the next page Click Windows. Uncheck the box that says "Include the Java JRE with this download". If you want to run it from the jump drive then go to http://www.portableapps.com and download the version for Windows found there.
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Re: Error Wrong OS or OS version for application

Postby foxcole » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:10 pm

Yes, use the version from PortableApps. Unless the standard version of a program is designed to be portable, it has to have some adjustments made before it can run on a portable drive. I use the PortableApps version daily, and can vouch for its stability and quality. (I know that at least one or two other places offer a portable version of OOo, but this one is the best.)

John T. Haller is the guy who runs the PortableApps site and is responsible for converting new versions to portable format. He's usually responsive, normally able to release a new portable version within a couple of weeks of the program's general release.

There is a support forum for the portable version too:
http://portableapps.com/forums/support/ ... e_portable

John would like members to limit questions there to issues specific to running the portable software. For questions about using the software itself, this OOo Community forum is the right place to ask.
Cheers!
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Re: Error Wrong OS or OS version for application

Postby tweedledee26 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:49 pm

I have windows xp sp2. I keep getting wrong os error when trying to install openoffice. Please help.
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Re: Error Wrong OS or OS version for application

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:33 pm

Could you give us the name of the file you've downloaded?
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Re: Error Wrong OS or OS version for application

Postby Bill » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:05 pm

Go to OpenOffice.org download. In the Windows Column of the table, click the download link next to the language you choose.
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