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LibreOffice not starting after fresh install on Windows XP

asked 2016-03-20 20:51:50 +0200

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I use currently LibreOffice 5.0.3 without any problems. I tried installing LibreOffice 5.1, but it did not start. No error message, just the hourglass for a few seconds, then even that ceases. Repeated about 5 times.

So I uninstalled LibO 5.0.3, restarted my PC and installed 5.1 again. Same exact behaviour.

Is 5.1 compatible with Windows XP? (my Windows is fully updated, with Service Pack 3 and every released update installed) Should I stay with 5.0.3 forever?

Thank you in advance Francesco

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Try the suggested action first, then try installing from https://downloadarchive.documentfound...

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2016-03-20 21:33:05 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-03-20 21:23:12 +0200

Try deleting configuration folder at

"\Documents and Setting\<user name="">\Application Data\libreoffice..."

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Thank you very much! It worked. I uninstalled, then removed the suggested folder, then installed PERFECT!

FAL gravatar imageFAL ( 2017-03-18 12:00:28 +0200 )edit
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