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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: how dare youy!!!!!
Date Mon, 21 May 2012 02:12:01 GMT
Did you install Apache OpenOffice on your laptop?  Did someone upgrade software on your laptop
when you were away?

It may be that what changed was the file association.  It should *not* have happened automatically.

Apache OpenOffice does not remove Microsoft Office software.  Apache OpenOffice does not install
on anyone's computer without user action.  It is not possible for Apache OpenOffice to have
been installed on your laptop without someone in possession of your laptop doing so.

There is an option to have Apache OpenOffice open automatically for Microsoft Office files,
but someone has to select that option.

All of your Microsoft Office programs should still be there.  You should be able to confirm
that by looking for Microsoft Office in your Start menu, All Programs list.

If the file associations where changed by mistake, there is an easy way to restore them to
Microsoft Office.

Please let us know what version of Microsoft Windows you are operating and the Model of Laptop
PC you are using.

Once I know that, I can show you how to set Windows so that Microsoft Word again opens for
.doc files, etc.

 - Dennis

PS: You also might consider whether or not you have been the victim of a prank.

-----Original Message-----
From: Leah Rishona Blachman [] 
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 18:55
Subject: Re: how dare youy!!!!!

I have been out of town for two weeks and using only my Tab for email. When I went to open
Microsoft documents on my laptop, instead of opening in Word, this unknown Apache OpenOffice
opened the documents and it was not the format that I have chosen. I do not understand how
you have the right to change anything on my computer. The format is different and these are
confidential files. I received no notification this was happening. I have never even heard
of your program and had to do a search to find out what it is.

The question is: what right did you have to go into my computer and change something I paid
for because I wanted Microsoft? I never asked for your program. Unless you can provide me
an explanation that convinces me you did not violate my privacy, my first call tomorrow morning
will be to the Virginia State Attorney General's office. Then I will work my way up the federal
food chain starting with Rep. Cantor and Senators Webb and Warner.


From: Dennis E. Hamilton <>
To:; 'Leah Rishona Blachman' <>

Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 9:36 PM
Subject: RE: how dare youy!!!!!

Can you please be specific about what happened?

There is nothing from this project that should interfere with your use of Microsoft software
or your PC.

What exactly was changed that was not expected?
What did Apache OpenOffice have to do with it?

I am sorry for your distress.  Please help us understand what happened so there is a way for
us to assist you.

- Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Leah Rishona Blachman [] 
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 17:43
Subject: how dare youy!!!!!

How dare you change something on my computer without my permission???!!! I am beyond appalled
and consider this an incredible invasion of privacy? I am reporting you to every federal and
state agency that could possible sue you for hacking!!! Your organization deserves to have
any licenses you have immediately revoked. If I thought it would do any good, I would use
language that would make even a sailor blush!! I PAIDfor Microsoft and you have STOLEN it
from me. In my opinion, that is a crime!!! This is MYcomputer and I make the decisions, not

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