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[Solved] Windows 8 compatible with Apache OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:16 am
by lrg
My daughter has a new laptop with windows 8. If we try to install Open Office on it will it work?

Re: Windows 8

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:28 am
by FJCC
Yes, OpenOffice works with Windows 8. I haven't heard of any particular problems with the install.

Re: Windows 8

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:10 pm
by jyerushalmi
Hi. I tried downloading Open Office thru Firefox on Windows 8 and it would not download. Then I used Explorer and it did download.. However, when I try to install the program, it does not install.. It goes thru 3 steps and that's it; I don't see any of the applications anywhere. I did a search on the entire hard drive for openoffice, and I just find the downloaded setup program... Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Windows 8

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:11 pm
by Bill
Download using the link to the Apache OpenOffice download page below. If you download from an independent ad-supported site, you may get only adware and no program. That's what happened to me when I tried it on the Windows 8 Release Preview. Check your browser add-ons for new ones you may not want.

Re: Windows 8 compatible with Apache OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:41 am
by jyerushalmi
Thanks very much. It worked. Now I have to get rid of the new add-ons, and I don't know how...

Re: Windows 8 compatible with Apache OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:15 am
by RoryOF
Use Adaware and/or Malware Bytes to remove such intrusive add-ons. It is also advisable to do an indepth Virus scan.