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    Libre Office will not download

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    I'm stumped. I have tried downloading Libre Office ... but every attempt stops at 4.5 meg. Libre Office help and forum have been unable to help. This happens with both WinXP and Win7 .. Using FF35. ... Open Office downloaded fine. As have other large files. I turned off Comodo firewall, but that made no difference. Does anyone have any ideas what would cause one large file to stop downloading at the same point every time. ... And, oh yes, I also tried different versions of the software from different mirrors. So it is not one particular file that might have a problem.

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    As a matter of interest, I've just re-downloaded LibreOffice 4.4.1 using the Main Installer (i.e. the MSI file directly rather than via a Torrent) from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ without any problems.

    Have you cleared out your temp files? (in case you are running out of temporary environment space and the file download hasn't enough space to convert itself from a temporary download file to the actual MSI file). If not, try something like CCleaner which will clear out the temporary files cache for both System and your profile (and browser cache at the same time).

    (The OpenOffice installer is only 127 Mb compared to LibreOffice's 219 Mb filesize.)

    Hope this helps...
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    I am downloading it now from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ and the big green Download button, doesn't seem to be any problem. I've used OpenOffice in the past but prefer LibreOffice due to support for Microsoft Works files, have version 4.3 installed now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    As a matter of interest, I've just re-downloaded LibreOffice 4.4.1 using the Main Installer (i.e. the MSI file directly rather than via a Torrent) from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ without any problems.

    Have you cleared out your temp files? (in case you are running out of temporary environment space and the file download hasn't enough space to convert itself from a temporary download file to the actual MSI file). If not, try something like CCleaner which will clear out the temporary files cache for both System and your profile (and browser cache at the same time).

    (The OpenOffice installer is only 127 Mb compared to LibreOffice's 219 Mb filesize.)

    Hope this helps...
    CCleaner is used here regularly. True, maybe, about size of OO and LO files ... but the point is LO won't go past 4.5 Mb and the download stops. OO will download with no problem. So free space hardly seems to be the problem. ... I have plenty of free space. I also used the same link you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I am downloading it now from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ and the big green Download button, doesn't seem to be any problem. I've used OpenOffice in the past but prefer LibreOffice due to support for Microsoft Works files, have version 4.3 installed now.
    I have 4.3 .. got it some time ago with no problem. Now I have tried getting 4.4.1. Can't figure why it stops so precisely at the same point in the download.

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    theres a second option which i presonally prefer , you could go download portableapps installer and download libreoffice through it, there its on a seperate mirror from the actual libre office official mirror, and its got the advantage of being portable aka not having resources being flung around throughout your system

    http://portableapps.com/apps/office/...fice_portable/

    http://portableapps.com/news/2014-09...2.0.5-released
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    Quote Originally Posted by classictech View Post
    theres a second option which i presonally prefer , you could go download portableapps installer and download libreoffice through it, there its on a seperate mirror from the actual libre office official mirror, and its got the advantage of being portable aka not having resources being flung around throughout your system

    http://portableapps.com/apps/office/...fice_portable/

    http://portableapps.com/news/2014-09...2.0.5-released
    Is that for use on desktops ... or mobile equipment?

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    ? what kind of question is that , its for desktop of course, isnt that what youve asked for? or are you running w7/xp on you mobile?

    instead of asking you should read its supported formats


    but here let me help you out here :

    System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Wine under Linux/UNIX/Mac
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    Quote Originally Posted by classictech View Post
    ? what kind of question is that , its for desktop of course, isnt that what youve asked for? or are you running w7/xp on you mobile?
    Sorry ... I just saw the "portableapps.com" name ... and wondered. ... No offence intended.
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    I just downloaded 4.4.1 for my MacBook Pro running OS X 10 Yosemite, probably will get the Linux version later.

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    I just downloaded LibreOffice v4.4.1 from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ but the file extension was ".man", not ".msi" as I expected. But after changing the extension to ".msi" and double-clicking the file the LibreOffice installer launched.
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    Al, I suspect some security software, either currently installed or a remnant from a previous install, is responsible for this. Try looking at the loaded .dll's in your browser when downloading with Process Explorer, you might pick out the software responsible.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...rnals/bb896653

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    Wonder if it's because one is being loaded on top of an existing installation and the older version needs to be uninstalled first ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Wonder if it's because one is being loaded on top of an existing installation and the older version needs to be uninstalled first ?
    No. The dowload goes to the download folder. Then that is clicked and the install begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Al, I suspect some security software, either currently installed or a remnant from a previous install, is responsible for this. Try looking at the loaded .dll's in your browser when downloading with Process Explorer, you might pick out the software responsible.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...rnals/bb896653
    I checked the router log, and it appears from that, for some reason LibreOffice tries to send ICQ messages shortly after download begins. When that fails (I have no IM software installed) it seems the download fails. Might be coincidence but the log shows the combination each time. Don't see why ICQ messages are necessary for a download. Never run into that before.

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