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is there any way to bypass windows installer?

 
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rajuda
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject: is there any way to bypass windows installer? Reply with quote

Hi... I am new here.

My OS is XP. I have been using Open Office for nearly a year. Yesterday I downloaded its latest vesrion. But when I try to instal it, I keep getting the message that the installer file is either missing or corrupted. I am sure it is about the windows installer.

Since I am keen to switch over from MicroSoft, I do not wish to invest my money or time in MS prodts anymore. Is there anyway I can instal the OOO latest version without the XP installer?

Could any expert here help me please?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and welcome!

No, you can't bypass the installer.
I think your download of the OOo install package is corrupt.

Try to download it again, and make sure to use the official site.

Maybe also these threads help:
http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1797&p=7535
http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1688&p=7285

KR, phil
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without knowing the exact error message, we're just guessing.

Some possibilities:
NSIS Error
Missing openofficeorg22.msi
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:00 am    Post subject: NSIS Error Reply with quote

I am sorry to have missed mentioning this. It is NSIS error. I will revert after trying your advice. Thanks a lot
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked the MD5SUM of the file you downloaded? That would give a good idea if the file is corrupted. I would suggest that is the first thing to try.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are portable versions of OO out there for download that don't require an install at all.

Check out http://portableapps.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:57 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks to all the kind souls there, for rushing in to help me. I am confident i would now be able to solve the problem.
Thanks a lot once again.
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