@Spring_Chicken: using a checksum, you can verify the integrity of the file you’ve downloaded. See the Wikipedia page on on checksums.
To check it, you need two things:
- the correct checksum for the individual file to download, to compare it with the cecksum of the file you’ve downloaded;
- a software to calculate the checksum.
The checksums for all the LO downloads are available on the “
Info” page of every download. Take care to get the checksum for the specific file you’ve downloaded - OS, LO version, Language, Program or Help pack.
To calculate the checksum for the file you’ve downloaded, there’s a lot of freeware software around - check the mentioned Wikipedia article for links.
If you encounter problems installing a program, make sure to:
- verify the integrity of the download (as explained above);
- have sufficient privileges to start the installation (you may need to start the installation as admin user);
- have read and write access to the downloaded file. If you choose “
Run downloaded file” or something like that directly from the browser’s download dialogue, installation may fail if the browser saves the download read-only. So, you should choose “
Save locally” or “
Save on local disk” in your browser’s download dialogue to save the download, and then open the download directory with Windows Explorer and run the file from there.