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Cannot open device or file when trying to install on windows 10, ideas?

asked 2016-01-22 11:08:45 +0200

BaDboD gravatar image

updated 2016-03-10 15:06:39 +0200

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after opening the installer and selecting 'Typical' then next next, I get a pop up saying 'Cannot open device or file specified'. and cannot continue installation only cancel

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answered 2016-03-10 15:09:03 +0200

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updated 2016-03-10 15:30:11 +0200

If you are installing from a local file (eg on attached hdd) then you may have a hardware problem. Check for loose connections, etc. etc..

You may need to increase error logging to discover what device and/or file it was attempting to access when the error occurred. Once you know at what point the error occurs you may be able discover why it occurs & thus fix it.

User Access Control (UAC)
One possible source for your problems. You need to be logged in as an Administrator to be able to install & make system changes.

This is almost certainly a Windows issue rather than an LO issue.

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answered 2017-07-22 17:59:11 +0200

This circumvention worked for me:

I copied the LibreOffice_5.3.4_Win_x64.msi install file from my d: drive to my c: drive and installed with no problem.

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