Windows Installer

Used by Microsoft Windows to manage software packages (like RPM or DEB for Windows). This is the latest version available for Windows XP. Getting this to work would allow LOADS of programs to run on wine.

Application Details:

Version: 3.1
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4-rc4

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Test Results

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What works

Nothing, not even starting up the install. Installation fails with a message "KB893803v2 setup cannot update a checked (debug) system with a free (retail) version of KB893803v2, or vice versa."

What does not



What was not tested

Installing anything with Windows installer 3.1

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Tested also on Fedora 14 x86_64 with Wine 1.3.4

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 24 20121.4-rc4Yes Yes SilverDaniel Jelinski 
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 26 20101.3.5No Not installable GarbageOtso Helenius 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jul 28 20101.2No Not installable GarbageWilliam Cody Winter 
ShowFedora 9Dec 16 20081.1.9Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 02 20081.1.7No Not installable GarbageDavid Zaragoza 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5351 Windows Installer 3.1 cannot install because of non-standard drive labeling CLOSED FIXED View
10698 Windows Installer 3.1 Incorrectly verifies CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


You do not need the windows installer file in order to extract and install .msi packages

type in:

wine msiexec /i yourfile.msi

wine as of .9.34 has a built in .msi extractor


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