Microsoft Office (installer only) 2010 (32 bit)

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NameMicrosoft Office (installer only)
Version2010 (32 bit)
License Retail
Votes 19
Wine Version1.9.3
Maintainers of this version:

Retail release June 15, 2010

This entry is just for testing the installer of Microsoft Office 2010 (aka Office 14) office suite.

Reports on specific programs included in Office 2010 should be submitted to their respective AppDB entries.

Office 2010 is available in 7 editions and 4 different licenses:

  • Starter (OEM)
  • Home & Student (Retail)
  • Standard (Retail or volume)
  • Home & Business (Retail)
  • Professional (Retail)
  • Professional Academic (Academic)
  • Professional Plus (Retail or volume)
When reporting test results, please follow the Guidelines for Submitting Test Reports below (scroll down to notes section).
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • Standard install
  • Adding/removing components after initial install
  • Activation (with workaround for bug 30033)
  • Installing SP2

What does not

What was not tested
Custom install, uninstall

Additional Comments

Office Professional Plus
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Feb 17 20161.9.3 Yes Yes Gold Rosanne 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 25 20161.9.2 No Not installable Garbage Blauer Hunger 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 24 20151.8 Yes Yes Silver Isira Seneviratne 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 16 20151.7.55 Yes Yes Silver Isira Seneviratne 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Mar 29 20151.7.39 Yes Yes Silver Rosanne 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18070 Multiple apps need separate msi custom action server process due to COM/MTA and/or isolation issues (Adobe CS3/CS4, Flash, Windows SDK 2008, Strawberry Perl, MS Office 2010) NEW View
30033 Office 2010 Standard, Pro Plus: Volume activation fails NEW View
38838 MS Office Pro Plus 2010 reruns setup on starting any app when Windows version is set to Vista or later NEW View
39810 Office 2010 Pro Plus uninstallation fails NEW View

Guidelines for submitting test reports
  1. Test in a clean wineprefix, using plain Wine. 
  2. Specify exactly which edition of Office 2010 you tested (Standard, Pro, etc.). This is crucial--bugs that affect one edition may not affect others.
  3. Specify exactly what type of ­install you tested (Typical, Custom, Minimal, etc.)
  4. Limit 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.
  5. If you used any overrides during the install, please list them and explain exactly what problem each override was needed to solve.
  6. 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.

  1. Make sure all dependencies of Wine are installed on your system, including wine-mono and winbind.
  2. If installing a volume-licensed copy of Office 2010 that requires MAK activation, please read the note below for the workaround for bug 30033
  3. Create a clean 32 bit wineprefix for Office 2010 (use WINEARCH=win32 if on a 64 bit system).
  4. 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:

    1. Copy a machine.config file from a native Mono install to the wineprefix's drive_c/windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/CONFIG directory. 
    2. 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. 

    Known regressions


    There are known regressions affecting the Office 2010 installer in the versions of Wine listed below. Do not attempt to install in them.

    • 1.5.18
    • 1.3.30
    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).

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    Installing Office 2010 on Mountain Lion or above
    by narunc on Sunday March 6th 2016, 6:13
    I had been having a problem with the installation of Office 2010, as the installer keep crashing without obvious any obvious reasons, rather than some font files missing.

    Turns out that I have found this very useful blog post:

    He claimed that on Lion or above (currently El Capitan), the SMB gone missing. Therefore an installation of the smb3 is required. This can be done easily using MacPort. (sudo port install smb3)

    After installing smb3, everything works like a magic!

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    Installing on Debian based system
    by MS on Tuesday February 17th 2015, 11:56
    If on Debian based system (Ubuntu, Linux Mint), you are not able to install Ms Office 2010, then try to install winbind from official repository. It will most likely solve the problem.

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    by Attila Tóth on Saturday January 24th 2015, 4:14
    so by crossover was solution to install xml3 and xml6, but by wine is not help :/

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    by Attila Tóth on Friday January 23rd 2015, 10:14
    Bibliothek by office 2010 is not going. In years 2015, this office is garbage, no platinum

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    MSXML 6.0 requierd
    by Michael Faille on Monday January 19th 2015, 8:29
    MSXML 6.0 from winetricks is a requirement for Office 2010 to open ooxml file like .xlsx .docx .pptx

    Note: I used playonlinux for my initial setup. It install mono and gecko too.

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