I have similar problems to earlier posts. With getting 2.1 to open. I was running 2.0 from John's earlier site and it ran fine. When I removed it and installed 2.1 and ran it for the first time I got the "PortableOpenOffice.org" logo and it faded and that was it. No processes running, the program never loaded. I installed the patch available, although my path is extremely short the settings folder did not create itself. But still no luck. I am running XP SP2 Media Center Ed. Any ideas?