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[Solved] I can't install OpenOffice because setup just stops

Postby mipak » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:38 pm

hi ...

first of all, my thanks to the person who enabled me to gain access to this forum ... was unable to simply login or when i attempted to re-register ... i was going around in circles. your email to me was a big help.

have just re-installed my w7 and have attempted to installed openoffice 418 more times than i care to think of and because each time, the process just stopped a couple of minutes after setup.exe then i attempted to install v417 and got the same result.

each time, a message came up on screen and quoted a file called 'vcredist_64.exe'. in the past few years, i've had no problem with oo installations so why this should be happening now, i have no idea.

is 'vcredist_64.exe' part of the installation or could it a file within my w7.

either way, i would have no idea as to how to solve this problem and would very much appreciate any help please.

apart from this awful virus that is all around the world, i hope you all had a lovely new year and wish everyone the very best for 2021.

hope to hear from anyone please.

michael.
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Re: i can't install openoffice because setup just stops

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:56 pm

It seems to be linked to the Package redistribuable Microsoft Visual C++.
Try to (re)install it.

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Re: I can't install OpenOffice because setup just stops

Postby mipak » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:43 am

thank you for your post.

i know nothing of "Package redistributable Microsoft Visual C++" except that i know that it's used to write code for websites

as regards a re-installation ... do you want me to attempt to do that with openoffice 418 again?
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Re: I can't install OpenOffice because setup just stops

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:36 pm

No, search the web for the package mentioned and download it from the Microsoft site to install.
Perhaps it is already installed and you need to repair it.
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Re: I can't install OpenOffice because setup just stops

Postby mipak » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:18 pm

hi ... thanks for your reply ...

i found the site from which i can download the package but although it mentioned 64bit, it also said for w10 as well.
if i download w10 version, will it work for w7 too? some programmes allow that.

till next time ...
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Re: I can't install OpenOffice because setup just stops

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:48 pm

Don't know since Win 7 is not supported anymore. If it doesn't then check if there are older versions.
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Re: I can't install OpenOffice because setup just stops

Postby Bill » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:51 pm

mipak wrote:hi ...will it work for w7 too?

Did you include "Windows 7" in your search? I don't know if MS still provides the redistributable for Windows 7.
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Re: I can't install OpenOffice because setup just stops

Postby mipak » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:15 am

you're right, ms definitly doesn't support w7 anymore

many thanks for the package link ... it worked well and supported w7, 8 and 10 ...

openoffice downloaded and installed perfectly ...

your help was very much appreciated ...

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Re: [Solved] I can't install OpenOffice because setup just s

Postby John_Ha » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:46 pm

mipak wrote:have just re-installed my w7

You are incredibly vulnerable if you are running W7.

W10 has much code in common with W7. When a security patch for W10 is issued, hackers reverse engineer it to see if the code fixed by the patch is in W7. If it is it won't get fixed and they do a targeted attack on W7.
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