Cannot install on Windows 7 64 bit

September 6, 2012 - 03:06 am
17 comment(s)

I cannot seem to get Project Libre to install in Windows 7 64 bit. I double-click the .msi file and the process starts for a second 'gathering information...' then exits silently.

My Java (7) is all up to date and things like Eclipse and PhpStorm run fine.

Any advice from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Nick Abbott (UK)


September 6, 2012 - 03:34 am

Hi Nick,


I am sorry to hear of your install issue.... will discuss internally here but the first question is if you are using the Beta 3 ? 





In reply to by SirClickALot

September 6, 2012 - 04:28 am

I have win7 x64 and it worked for me. The "installer" is very quick and basic. Once it is done you can find it by either: [1] - Start>Search>"ProjectLibre" and it should find it very quickly (before you are done typing it in). Or [2] Start>All Programs>ProjectLibre>ProjectLibre.


In reply to by SirClickALot

September 6, 2012 - 07:41 am

Great to hear!  It is only a 10M download as well which sometimes has people perplexed as MIcrosoft Project and the Office Suite items run in the X00 M..... good luck and we look forward to your continued feedback. We do have a beta 4 coming out this weekend with all the fixes as well.

August 22, 2013 - 00:15 am

I seem to have the same problem that everybody else with Windows 7 x64 is having.  The installer will not run and craps out with an error that Java is not installed.  I've uninstalled, reinstalled, change the PATH statement to include the Java location, still no joy.  And, yes I am running the 32 bit version of Java.  I've even tried to install in the c:Program Files instead of the default c:Program Files (x86) directory.  Any new suggestions would be helpful.

September 5, 2013 - 00:29 am

Using 1.5.7 msi I encounter the same issue of Java not detected by the installer. What method is the msi using to confirm presence of Java runtime on Win 7 64-bit? It seems it is not detected the presence of 32-bit Java.

September 5, 2013 - 05:14 am

Hey there... here is the link to ProjectLibre files for 1.5.7   It is actually a Java6 or Java7 issue... You can choose to install for Java6 here.  http://sourceforge.net/projects/projectlibre/files/ProjectLibre/1.5.7/   That should work

September 5, 2013 - 05:44 am


In reading though the threads I find answers to be incomplete.  What are the requirements to install ProjectLibre 1.5.7 on a Windows 7 bit install?

I already have reservations at this point when it is suggested that I install a older, non updated version of Java should be installed.  Can someone point me to the correct documentation for install. 

Thank you in advance,


September 5, 2013 - 06:19 am

For those having issues running ProjectLibre on a Windows 7 64bit OS go to the start button and find IE without the (64-bit) label and then go to java.com and install java.  What will happen is the 32 bit version of java will be installed.  Now you can go to ProjectLibre 1.5.7 and it will open as expected.

September 5, 2013 - 23:01 pm

Thanks for offering this approach but I already have Java 32-bit installed and the msi still will not complete.

September 26, 2013 - 23:38 pm

I am not sure what the issue is but you can download other versions  from Sourceforge at http://sourceforge.net/projects/projectlibre/files/ProjectLibre/1.5.7/   or http://sourceforge.net/projects/projectlibre/files/ProjectLibre/1.5.6/


We will check into this as well....