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Google Adwords Editor

Application Details:

Version: 11.x
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.google.com/intl/en/...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.7

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Free Download Google AdWords Editor - MSI installation

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What works

Everything, but the install procedure requires different steps.

Google douchebag engineers decided to start using a special, non-standard, installer whose sole purpose is to check network information and download another installer. This second installer is what actually installs Adwords Editor.

The primary installer does non-standard checks of network information that Wine cannot provide. This is why it fails. Speaking to Wine developers, this cannot be fixed. Yes, that's right, Google developers are brainless monkeys and the google_adwords_editor.exe file that is available from Google is no longer the real installer.

So to install Adwords Editor, this second "hidden" installer is needed.

### INSTALL ###

There are two ways to install Adwords Editor. Below you will see two different versions of step #3. You want the awesome version that I came up with, because it's much easier.


STEP #1

Setup Wine to use Windows version: Windows 7, using 32 bit.


STEP #2

In Wine Config under Graphics check:

  • Allow the window manager to decorate the windows
  • Allow the window manager to control the windows



STEP #3

Choose one of the following methods (you want the awesome method) to get the second (msi) installer:

EXE Method:
a)
Download google_adwords_editor.exe from Google's official AdWords download page.
b)
Install the exe in Windows (like a VM), this will just download the hidden msi file to:
\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Update\Install\\google_adwords_editor.msi


AWESOME Method:
(I hacked the exe to find the hidden url so you don't have to)

Download the hidden msi file from the source from:
http://dl.google.com/adwords_editor//google_adwords_editor.msi

Notice you must know what the current version number is and it will look like 11.3.2.0

You can get the last version number from:
https://www.google.com/intl/en/adwordseditor/

Important: the website will show a version like 11.3.2 but for the URL you want to use 11.3.2.0 (add a .0 to the end).


STEP #4

Install Adwords Editor using the google_adwords_editor.msi file.


DONE.


BONUS: Install Microsoft Core Fonts in your wine prefix. It makes Adwords Editor a lot more readable.

What does not


Workarounds

What was not tested

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Apr 28 20171.8.7Yes Yes PlatinumEstevo 
ShowSabayon Linux XJul 18 20161.9.13Yes Yes Goldsean dreilinger 
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Mar 01 20161.9.3Yes Yes GoldAgenT 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20151.8Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxAug 30 20151.7.50Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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Comments

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One more Thing
by alberto on Saturday March 5th 2016, 8:21
One more thing. When you have already installed editor, then change windows to XP. Otherwise won't run.

Thanks for this post! It helped me a lot
CORRECTIONS
by AgenT on Wednesday March 2nd 2016, 0:25
This is a correction to Test Result from openSUSE Tumbleweed on Mar 01 2016. After submitting my test results, parts of the paths were removed. There is no way to update a test result.

Here are the corrections.

For Step #3, EXE Method part b) the URI should be:
\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Update\Install\__REALLY_LONG_HASH__HERE__\google_adwords_editor.msi


For Step #3, AWESOME Method, the download URL should be:
dl.google.com/adwords_editor/__VERSION_HERE__/google_adwords_editor.msi

where __VERSION_HERE__ should be the current version, such as 11.3.2.0 as of this writing. You should also add http:// in front of the above URL (sorry, comments break it if I do it).
RE: CORRECTIONS
by alberto on Saturday March 5th 2016, 8:19
One more thing. When you have already installed editor, then change windows to XP. Otherwise won't run.

Thanks for this post! It helped me a lot
RE: CORRECTIONS
by AgenT on Saturday March 5th 2016, 8:23
Not true. I've been running Adwords Editor using Windows 7 mode in wine for the past 6 or so months. It works perfectly. You may have an outdated version of wine. But if it works in XP then that's good news too!
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