Yes if one or both are fully installed (as opposed to /A administrative 
installs) they will interfere in subtle ways.

Actions to mitigate:

1) Disable the Quickstarter for both during installation -- the TDF LibreOffice 
and Apache OpenOffice versions will conflict--best if both are off. Done from 
AppWiz.cpl and a modify installation of both.

2) Also, only one or the other should have the Windows Explorer Integration 
enabled (it provides a thumbnail view of ODF documents) in Desktop or Thumbnail 
views in Windows Explorer (Desktop and other folder views). Personally I also 
leave that unchecked when installing.

3) Finally, if using the "release" rather than development builds. The Windows 
registry will be written with file associations--the two programs should 
coexist to open a file type, but only one can be set as the default for any 
particular ODF or MS Office format.  So keep track of that.

Good luck.

From: Tom Davies []
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:13 PM
To: Virgil Arrington;;
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?

Hi :)
I think it's the same conflicts as between any 2 versions of LibreOffice or any 
2 versions of AOO or OOo.  Basically avoid having both open at the same time.  
That might mean turning off the Quickstarter of both of them.

This link might help
Regards from
Tom :)

> From: Virgil Arrington <>
>Sent: Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 20:38
>Subject: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
>Are there any known conflicts with having LO 4.0.4 and AOO 4.0 installed on 
>the same computer? In my never-ending, obsessive (and admittedly futile) 
>search for computing perfection, I want to try both programs to see which 
>better meets my techno-needs.

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