I have been using AOO 3.4.1 after upgrading a few weeks back. I also recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 7, which prompted me to get the latest version. After installing AOO 3.4.1 I found it constantly crashes on Windows 7. I have no problem with the copy of Windows XP. I followed ALL the suggestions found here and other places for deleting this, name changing this, redoing that, as well as multiple re-installs, and still have constant crashes. Sometimes it crashes BEFORE I can get to the options page to insure the automatic updates are off. Also, suggests are to let the document recovery complete and to let it complete several times and it will go away, doesn't. It will not complete one recovery. At one point I let it "recover" for over 1 hour. I also uninstalled on both machines, then installed a freshly downloaded copy on these two machines, and on a netbook (XP) that I have. The XP machines work without issues, but the Windows 7 crashes. I am running Windows 64-bit which came on the laptop. For now, I have uninstalled on the Windows 7 machines, cleaned out all the folders, and installed OOO 3.3 which has been working fine for a couple of days. Hopefully they will get this fixes because, based on the number of websites with comments about this problem, it won't take long before Microsoft and others take advantage of these problems and give the OpenOffice name a bigger black eye.
Bob Ackerman, Open Office version back to 3.3, Windows 7 & XP