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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: For Information: Reported Windows 10 problems
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:46:33 GMT
These accounts don't provide enough information to nail anything down to root causes, and some
of the forum cases are not resolved one way or the other yet.  

My main desktop machine upgraded (with my permission) to Windows 10 Pro x64 on the evening
of July 29.

I already had AOO 4.1.1 and LibreOffice installed.

I just did some random opening of existing .odt and .ods files in both applications.  I just
opened all AOO applications from the menu window.

I am unable to find any of these problems.

I don't dispute that others are having some sort of trouble.  I am saying it is not something
I can isolate any evidence for.

We need to have someone who can work with us to resolve a Bugzilla on a specific case, being
able to provide screen shots or other useful information on exactly what is happening, what
the messages are, etc.  We also need to keep other reports separate unless the detailed actual
situations are confirmed to be the same.

I am happy to work with anyone who is able to do that and has a demonstrated case of post-upgrade
difficulties that we can nail down.

 - Dennis

PS: When getting the Windows File Explorer properties for a folder, the Read-only attribute
box will tend to have a black square in it.  This does not mean that all of the files are
read only.  This may be misleading some folks into thinking that is their problem.  Only if
there is a check-mark in the box are the files in the folder all set to read-only.  (The black
box apparently means there might be some read-only files in the folder below, and those are
usually system files, not everything.)

PPS: I have seen reports that Windows 10 Home (not Pro) has increased security safeguards.
 I don't know if this is related or not.

PPPS: I have not attempted any fresh installs of anything.  I will install a later version
of LibreOffice to see if there are problems there.  Based on my experience so far, I do not
expect any.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 05:47
Subject: Re: For Information: Reported Windows 10 problems

I see this as well:

The test to do is check the file in Windows Explorer.   Right click
and go to the Properties panel.   If it is marked "read only" there,
with AOO not even running, then it is an OS issue.


On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 3:51 AM, Rory O'Farrell <> wrote:
> I should stat by saying that I do not now use Windows other than an old version for access
to archived files in old formats, so what I write below is based on a quick analysis from
memory of recent Forum postings.
> There are a number of reported Windows 10 problems, some of which are being laid at the
door of OpenOffice although they may be generic W10 upgrade difficulties and/or user problems
with that upgrade.
> I list below some of the recent threads.
> The most common problem is that the W10 upgrade leaves all OpenOffice files (and, from
other reports, other application files) in read-only form;  this read-only may possibly be
removable but there is no clear 100% effective path to do this (from the reports below)
> Other reports are of inability to open OO applications - Calc apparently being the most
commonly affected.
> --
> Rory O'Farrell <>
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