WhatsApp Desktop

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Application Details:

Version: 0.2.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.14

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Test Results

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

What works


What does not

UAC is not implemented in Wine


What was not tested

Everything except installation

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 10 20205.14No Not installable NoGarbageBenjamin St�rz 
ShowSolusDec 21 20173.0-rc2No, but has workaround Yes YesGarbageSami Cokar 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 25 20172.0.2No Not installable NoGarbageNosthertus 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20172.12No Not installable NoGarbageNeverMine17 
ShowArch LinuxOct 02 20161.9.18No Not installable NoGarbageMatt Keefo 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40613 Multiple applications require UAC implementation to run installer/app as a normal user instead of administrator (WhatsApp Desktop, Smartflix, Squirrel Installers, OneDrive) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


  1. Apply Louis NtQueryInformationToken hack
  2. Install winetricks , if you haven't already. (apt install winetricks)
  3. Install .NET v4.5.2 (winetricks dotnet452)
  4. Start the WhatsApp installer and let it crash
    (The installer executes a .NET application which will not work in Wine with windows version set >= XP, .NET tries to use uiautomationcore.dll on newer versions.)
  5. Set the windows version back to XP.
  6. Install the 2010 and 2013 VC runtime (winetricks vcrun2013 vcrun2010)
  7. Create a copy of msvcr100.dll and name it msvcr100_clr0400.dll in system32
  8. Go to drive_c/users/$USER/Local Settings/Application Data/WhatsApp/app-version
  9. Run WhatsApp.exe --squirrel-install version


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