Specify exactly which edition of Office 2010 you tested (Standard, Pro, etc.). This is crucial--bugs that affect one edition may not affect others.
Specify exactly what type of install you tested (Typical, Custom, Minimal, etc.)
your report to the installer only. Reports on the performance of
individual apps should be filed under their respective AppDB entries.
Problems with running any of the apps should only be mentioned if it is
clear that it is due to a problem with the installer.
If you used any overrides during the install,
please list them and explain exactly what problem each override was
needed to solve.
Test reports that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.
These instructions assume you are familiar with the basics of using
Wine and Linux, including running apps from the command line. If you are
new to Wine and/or Linux, before proceeding further please familiarize
yourself with the information in the FAQ, particularly the sections on creating a 32 bit wineprefix, running an installer, and using wineprefixes.
Make sure all dependencies of Wine are installed on your system, including wine-mono and winbind.
If installing a volume-licensed copy of Office 2010that requires MAK activation, please read the note below for the workaround for bug 30033.
Create a clean 32
bit wineprefix for Office 2010 (use WINEARCH=win32 if on a 64 bit system).
Install Office 2010 to the newly-created wineprefix simply by running the installer. Do not change the Windows version in winecfg; it should remain at the default setting of XP.
After installing, set riched20 to native, builtin in winecfg to enable Powerpoint to start and selection boxes to display correctly.
Do not use winetricks; Office installs its own riched20 to a private directory.
This override may be set globally if Office is installed to a separate wineprefix (recommended).
If other applications are installed to the wineprefix (strongly discouraged), either set the override individually for each Office application, or set riched20 to builtin individually for the non-Office applications, as non-Office applications will not be able to find the riched20 installed by Office.
HOWTO: Office Professional Plus Workarounds for Wine versions without wine-mono
Office Professional Plus does not require .NET to be installed, but if it detects that it is installed, it will look for a machine.config file. This will fail on Wine versions without wine-mono installed (i.e., versions prior to 1.5.6).
The recommended solution is to install wine-mono. The instructions below are provided solely for those who are unable to upgrade to a version of Wine supporting wine-mono.
There are two ways to work around this without installing wine-mono:
machine.config file from a native Mono install to the
Delete all .NET-related registry keys.
Installing winetricks dotnet20 will also work around the bug; however, because that will install native dlls that may cause other problems, it is not recommended.
The above workarounds must be done before running the installer. If you do not, and the installer fails, you must delete that wineprefix and start fresh, as the rollback process leaves behind something that prevents subsequent attempts from succeeding, even with one of the workarounds applied. Note also that a rolled-back install leaves running processes that must be killed manually.
There are known regressions affecting the Office 2010 installer in the versions of Wine listed below. Do not attempt to install in them.
In addition, Office 2010 is not installable in any version prior to 1.3.9; this includes all 1.2.x versions.
Workaround for bug 30033 (MAK activation)
1) Copy the CD content to a folder on your computer
2) Find the folder named "Standard.WW" (or ProPlus.WW or whatever your version name)
3) Inside that folder should be a file named config.xml.
4) Edit config.xml and make sure that it has the following:
Configuration Product="Standard" (or ProPlus)
PIDKEY Value="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" (use your actual serial key here)
Setting Id="AUTO_ACTIVATE" Value="1"
Each of the above lines in the config.xml file should be between angled brackets, which unfortunately can't be shown here because the AppDB will not display anything between angled brackets. If you are unsure how it should look, see bug 30033 for an example with the brackets.
5) Save the config.xml file and run the installer..
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.
upgrading from wine 1.7.52 to 1.9.9 "could not verify license key"
by Jérémy Lal on Saturday May 14th 2016, 4:24
After having successfully installed office 2010 (family) using that method,
and used it for a while on fedora 23, now it displays "cannot verify license" dialog box and quits. I tried "repairing" from wine app config, and also i tried typing the license key again. Nothing works, it looks like software protection verification doesn't work anymore in wine 1.9.9 (i tried 1.8 at some point and it was failing too).
by synth on Monday November 10th 2014, 13:30
MS Office 2010 Pro Plus W32 RU (Russian)
I needed to install winbind package on LinuxMint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04) in order to complete installation. Without it the installer stopped in the middle of the installation process and told an error occurred.