Users Report Issues with Apache OpenOffice on Windows 8.1

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Some users have been reporting problems and difficulties with opening certain Apache OpenOffice documents in Windows 8.1; read to find more about this problem
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OpenOffice doesn’t have (yet) an application for Windows 8, so we are using it just like we did in previous Windows versions. What’s even worse is that now, after making the upgrade to Windows 8.1, some users have been reporting several issues while trying to open documents in Apache OpenOffice, the open-source office productivity software suite.

One user has shared this on Apache OpenOffice’s support forums yesterday:

When I downloaded Open Office 3.4.1 in my Asus Windows 8.1 laptop I cannot open any Document in Microsoft Windows.
I get this: “This app can’t run on your PC.”

And he also completes by saying:

The 4.0.1 version didn’t entirely unpack apparently because somewhat through its installation I got the message that it is on a network resource that is unavailable on my Windows 8.1

It seems that the user doesn’t event manage to complete the install in Windows 8.1, so that might be caused by some sort of software incompatibility. From what I’ve managed to find, it seems that reverting and download Apache Open Office 3.4.1 version should do the trick. Follow the link from below to download it securely from OpenOffice’s website.

If the issue persist and you can’t open Apache OpenOffice in Windows 8.1 or you can’t open documents, then, as always, let us know in the comments what your issue is and what errors are you getting and we will try to work together on a solution.

Download Apache Open Office 3.4.1 for Windows 8.1

  • YouAreAllStupid

    If the newest version of OpenOffice is not compatible with win 8.1, what makes you think an older version of OpenOffice is compatible?

    • http://www.wind8apps.com/ Radu Tyrsina

      It seems dumb, I know, but that is what I collected from the users’ suggestions on forums. Have you tried it?

  • Nasir

    i have legal win 8.1.
    The problem i faced was that C++ redistribute didnt went all the way for installation, it seemed like installing but then freezes at 0 seconds..That’s it…It says your C++..installation is suspended and hence apache office can not be installed. …Damn..!