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Vikings_MN
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Installation error

Pentium3 850, 448MB ram, XP Home
Downloaded OpenOffice Portable 3.1.0 to the D:\ Partition on my HD.
Verified the MD5
Attempted to install (replacing OpenOffice 2.x version, wanted .docx support)
Install location: 1 gig PNY Attaché USB flash drive.
Other Portable Apps installed: GIMP, ClamWin, Jooleem, KeePass, MPlayer
Free space on PNY is reported by PortableApps launcher as 700MB.

Problem is, installation seems to run fine up to a point, then I get a popup box
with the following error text "Extract: error writing to file bf_xomi.dll"

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maybe its your computer

try to install it on other computers and see if it works. I had something like that happen some time ago too.

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Full Path

What is the full path to the install on D:? If it is any longer than D:\PortableApps it will probably fail due to the path being too long. This is an OS-level limitation as OpenOffice.org has an exceedingly deep file structure.

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The 87mb installer file was

The 87mb installer file was downloaded to the root level of my hard drive.
So that looks like D:\OpenOfficePortable_3.1.0_English.paf.exe

The installation is taking place on the flash drive:
I:\PortableApps\

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Upgrade

Try deleting the file manually. My guess is that it's either locked by the OS or there is some corruption on the drive preventing writing to it. Check the drive for errors.

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"locked by the OS"

did you try a different computer?

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RE: Pyro's "try a different computer" question

Haven't got that far yet. Will try this afternoon though. Thinking the HD may well
be the issue... Not that it's physically going bad, but rather, lack of free space.

Despite M$ claim on the box of "minimum recommended free HD space for win XP
installation" being 2gb, I've found my 13GB, (6.4GB primary "C" partition) HD to be
woefully inadequate what with all the security updates they keep releasing on
what sometimes feels like a weekly basis.

Windows folder alone is sucking up basically half of it (3gb).
Add to that, the docs & settings folder, a few frequently used bits of software in the
"program files" folder, a paging file that always wants to be at least 1.5 times the
size of phyisical installed ram... you get the idea.

I still remember the simple days of playing with windows 3.1 on a 486...
My HD then was somewhere in the neighborhood of 825MB.

8MB of 70pin fast-page ram was awesome, a simple clip on heatsink was more than
adequate to keep the cpu cool, no fan required. Never thinking I'd ever need more
than 5GB, nowadays... there's actually terabyte hard drives available for under $100

Apologies for the novel I just wrote...

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