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patmac

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Getting ready to install OpenOffice, and the setup wants to place it in C:\docs&settings...etc.....Would C:\ProgramFiles be better, in general? Thanks
 
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Getting ready to install OpenOffice, and the setup wants to place it in C:\docs&settings...etc.....Would C:\ProgramFiles be better, in general? Thanks
The normal place is in c:\Program Files. If you ever have to rebuild your system, the folders in Documents and Settings may disappear, not 100% for sure, but it may happen. As long as your C drive has enough space, I would select Program Files as the folder.
 

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Thanks. Most program installers do place it in C:\ProgramFiles, this just seemed odd it wanted to place it elsewhere. Thanks again, have a good one!
 

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Is it temporarily extracting to C:\Documents And Settings - - - - before it starts the install process, or is actually trying to install there?

As previously advised, you want it to install in C:\Program Files and not somewhere else.

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