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Help Me Open OpenOffice?

Postby adrienne2242 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:50 pm

I downloaded openoffice from openoffice.org it downloadedthe installation files to my desktop but when i try to clikc on windowsinstallerpackage nothing happenes. when i click on the "setup" file nothing happens. when i click on the "instmsia" file I get a "Wrong OS" error.

I am on Windows XP, I dont get it?

What do I do?
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Re: Help Me Open OpenOffice?

Postby RoryOF » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:49 pm

What Internet browser are you using? The file that should have downloaded is named something like
Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.4_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe
Exact form depends on language chosen. Double clicking this should put the OO installation files on your desktop and then proceed to install.
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Re: Help Me Open OpenOffice?

Postby Bill » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:45 pm

Instmsia and instmsiw are updates for the Windows Installer. Instmsia is for Windows 9x, so you should get a "wrong OS" error on XP, but you probably don't need to update the Windows Installer anyway unless you're using an old version of XP which hasn't been updated. There are two Setup files, Setup.exe and Setup.ini. Double-click the Setup.exe file, not the Setup.ini file.
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