Microsoft Visio

Visio 2010 (Office 14)

Application Details:

Version: 2010 (32 bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.3

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Won't install.

What does not

Won't install.

Says: "you must have administrative permissions to install or uninstall this product"


What was not tested

Nothing to test, won't install.

FYI, also tried setting the Wine compatibility to: Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows XP etc using winecfg UI app.

This did not help.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Sep 26 20183.0.3No Not installable NoGarbagejohn Little 
ShowFedora 27 x86_64Jun 29 20183.10-stagingYes Yes YesGoldXU Guang-zhao 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Jun 03 20161.9.9Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Mar 18 20151.7.38Yes Yes YesGoldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 20 20141.7.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
27768 Visio 2007: Drop-down boxes displayed on multiple lines CLOSED DUPLICATE View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
30012 MS Project 2010 crashes at shutdown CLOSED FIXED View
30095 Visio 2010 does not start due to missing Microsoft.VC90.MFC (9.0.30729.1) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
30113 Visio 2010: Shapes panel does not refresh when changing category CLOSED ABANDONED View
31579 Microsoft Visio 2007-2010 crashes on exit (unload of msctf component with ThreadMgr/CBT hook still alive) CLOSED FIXED View
33258 Visio 2010 and Office 2010 can't be installed in the same prefix CLOSED FIXED View
37383 Office 2007/2010 - Submenus invisible on GNOME 3.14 UNCONFIRMED View
49945 Visio 2010: picture: content of clipboard can not be paste into Visio UNCONFIRMED View

Show open bugs

HowTo / Notes

How to install and run MS Visio 2000

Make sure winbind is installed. For Ubuntu you could type command:

  sudo apt-get install winbind

Run Visio installer with 32 prefix:

  WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 wine visiosingleimage.exe

Install Riched20 dll to fix dialog displaying issue (for example in Format -> Line or Save As -> PNG):

  WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 winetricks riched20

Finally run Visio:

  WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 wine $HOME/prefix32/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Office/Office14/VISIO.EXE


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Visio 2010 wont install on Mac, says: "you must have administrative permissions"
by john Little on Wednesday September 26th 2018, 16:25
Always gives: "you must have administrative permissions to install or uninstall this product".

Installed wine via pkg installer.

Very sad, no way to run visio 2010 in wine.
RE: Visio 2010 wont install on Mac, says:
by john Little on Wednesday September 26th 2018, 16:26
FYI, wine version is 3.0.3.
Not Work on Fedora 24 Wine 1.9.18
by Erisson Correia on Thursday September 15th 2016, 13:51
I've followed all instructions, but tha app crashes on initialization.
Any helps, i'll be grateful.
RE: Not Work on Fedora 24 Wine 1.9.18
by Erisson Correia on Thursday September 15th 2016, 13:55
Sorry, i've don't see the comment below.

I'll try to install on real Wine.
Does not work!
by Dennis on Thursday March 6th 2014, 18:33
Somehow none of the shown information is enough for me to get this running. I am using a fresh 32bit 1.7.12 with PlayOnLinux (also tried 1.6.2 and 1.5.4). The installer always errors out with something like "the installer has found an error"
RE: Does not work!
by Robert Munteanu on Monday March 10th 2014, 4:39
Please try with vanilla Wine ( not PlayOnLinux or another variant ) and file a bug for stuff which doesn't work.
Importing Stencils
by Andreas Ross on Thursday June 7th 2012, 6:16
I added a folder called Shapes in the .wine folder extracted stencils into seperate folders. Opening visio and pointing to that folder in "file>>options>>advanced>>File Locations"