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can I put libre office on xp sp2?

asked 2016-03-04 11:17:41 +0100

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updated 2016-03-07 14:04:10 +0100

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Any version will do

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answered 2016-03-04 13:56:50 +0100

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updated 2016-03-04 14:02:28 +0100

It is worth noting the system requirements currently state "Microsoft Windows XP SP3" (emphasis mine). This page was updated from "SP2" to "SP3" sometime during 2015-09-11 to 2015-10-15 and would now appear to be the baseline requirement. This also appears to be confirmed in tdf#94283. Related threads here and here.

The last version of LO now available for WinXP SP2 is therefore likely v4.4.x. Perhaps try installing v4.4.7.2 and if that fails v4.3.7.2.

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I am not a lawyer! Just telling my very personal opinion.
It should still be legal to update a legitimate Win XP SP2 with an (if you have access).

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2016-03-04 14:21:45 +0100 )edit

@Lupp, yes, that is correct. I converted my comment into an answer once I found the addition links. On my phone the author of each post is not visible, so I have no idea who I am responding to :-)

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2016-03-04 15:34:41 +0100 )edit

SP3 was never released for Window$ $erver variant of XP, which makes installation of LO on such systems impossible (nobody should be using XP anyway).

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2016-03-04 17:26:53 +0100 )edit

There may be systems not so happy with newer Win. The 'WINDOWS' directory of my former system is about 6.3GiB (including the s still). My Win 8.1 'Windows' folder is three times that size. Hardselling by cooperative upsizing of hard- and software still works well. Useless features of office software may help.In fact enhanced indexing of objects and contents is the only relevant advantage of Win 8 in my eyes. Much more things got worse.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2016-03-04 18:14:56 +0100 )edit

Although there's plenty of intentional bloating, there's also more features and more can be done than previously.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2016-03-04 18:19:30 +0100 )edit

answered 2016-03-04 12:40:06 +0100

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updated 2016-03-04 13:59:20 +0100

Editing: I had missed the "SP2 issue" Owen pointed to. Refer his answer!

Choose the 32 bit msi (application; offline help, additional language packs if any) or a version packed as PortableApp (also 32 bit to date). It should work.

You can pick nearly everything from this location. The "old" does not mean much. Young versions also offered!

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answered 2016-04-25 14:34:14 +0100

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Eventually managed to get the computer XP system to configure Libre5 ,originally it downloaded ok and the libre wizard installed it but I could not get it to run until I went into the control system and repaired the program when it seem to take an hour for it to configure but now works OK.

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