Open Office does not work with Vista
Euphorion - July 14, 2008 - 1:30am
I am running Vista with Service Pack 1 in German on a Fujitsu XI-2550 and OpenOffice does not run. When I start OpenOffice or an OpenOffice application (e.g. Writer) from my stick, the splash screen comes up and after a few seconds Vista informs me that OpenOffice no longer works and creates a report to send to Microsoft and I will be informed later.
The OpenOffice Version that I am using is 2.4.1 US-English. This version works fine on my old Laptop with Windows XP Service Pack 3.
I have many other Portable applications on the stick such as Firefox 3.0 Thunderbird, Filezilla, Virualdub, BoncEnc, Audacity etc and they all work fine with Vista. I have tried OpenOffice 2.4.1 German and this also does not work. I have tried the 2.4.0 to no avail.
I have tried switching the User Rights Control on and off so that I do not have to confirm Administration privileges, this did not help either.
OpenOffice 3.0 Beta runs under Vista so long as I use the OpenOffice File Dialogs for opening and saving, this windows versions cause OpenOffice Beta to hang.
Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong? Does OpenOffice require specific settings or services in Vista ?
Thanks in advance