LibreOffice is not installing. The installation wizard status bar has not budged

LibreOffice is not installing on (Windows 8.1 x64) laptop. It says the Installation Wizard may take several minutes to install, but nothing’s changed for hours. Desperately need free office software for time sensitive paperwork! Any suggestions??

Where exactly does the installation stand? Did you follow the installation instructions? Are the system requirements fulfilled? Do you have administrator rights? Can one window hide behind another?

See also this FAQ.

Can you upgrade to W10? Running older versions puts you at a disadvantage because other users aren’t seeing what you see.