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2016-01-06 16:43:15 +0100 commented answer Unable to remove LibreOffice

Hi Alex,

I tried the above but remnants of LibreOffice were still left. I managed to install the latest version of LibreOffice but the start menu was still displaying it as an old version number and it wouldn't run properly. I ended up putting a previous backup of windows back on, uninstalling the LibreOffice that was on and did a fresh install of the latest LibreOffice, everything seems to be find now.

I still think upgrading to windows 10 then downgrading back to 7 caused the issues.

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2015-12-31 15:26:44 +0100 commented answer Unable to remove LibreOffice


I downloaded both LibreOffice_4.4.5.2_Win_x86.msi and LibreOffice_4.4.6.3_Win_x86.msi, put them both in the folder I had to create, tried to uninstall from control panel again but that didn't work. I tried installing both from their locations but it failed when it tried to remove the old version again.

2015-12-28 11:55:09 +0100 asked a question Unable to remove LibreOffice

After loading LibreOffice the other day it told me there was an update from my current stated version ( to a newer version (4.4.7), so I went ahead and downloaded the update. When I went to install it I got a message saying the installation had failed because it couldn't remove an older version of LibreOffice.

I went to my Control Panel to manually remove it when I noticed it stated the version I had installed was not the LibreOffice itself said I have. I tried to remove it manually but all I get is a message saying "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again, or enter an alternative path to a folder containing the installation package 'target.msi' in the box below" The source box below points to "C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\5526C6~1\" If I click "OK" it says "target cannot be found" If I click "cancel" it says "The installation source for this product is not available, Verify that the source exists and that you can access it"

I have googled the problem and tried a few suggested fixes I have found on this forum and elsewhere but nothing has helped so far. Its odd that my control panel says I have version (although I have noticed the LibreOffice Icon is not there, just a blank paper icon) but LibreOffice itself says I have version I can currently use LibreOffice (mostly writer and calc) so something is working right somewhere but I cant update and I don't know how stable the installed version is with having these problems.

Any ideas anyone?

I'm using Windows 7 64bit (I had updated to Windows 10 but downgraded after issues, dunno if that will have an affect?)