I'm a Linux Mint Newbie - I discovered Linux at the weekend and I inadvertently 'wiped' Vista et al when I installed Linux on my laptop. I'm in the last 3 weeks of a 3 year degree course and I have my final essay to complete. I need to access Office 2007 as I don't have the time/inclination to learn OO.
I tried using the advice on Quick Tweeks:
- Select Applications>Wine>Configure Wine to bring the Wine Configuration dialog box. - Select Windows Version as Windows Vista from the Applications Tab - Override two dll files rpcrt4.dll and msxml3.dll from Libraries tab. Override them to be Native (Windows) - Download rpcrt4.dll file. Click here and save it on your desktop. - Open the c_drive from Wine menu - Delete rpcrt4.dll and msxml3.dll files from Windows/System32 directory. - Copy the downloaded rpcrt4.dll file into Windows/System32 directory - Download msxml3.msi file from Microsoft download site (here is the direct link for your convenience). - Install msxml3.msi file from the Terminal window by issuing msiexec /i msxml3.msi - Double click on setup.exe file from your MS Office 2007 installation CD. If it doesn’t work just type wine setup.exe from the Terminal window. - Follow the normal installation procedures.
Office starting installing, I entered the Product Key and then the installation halted (after approx. 2 mins).
Can anyone help as I need to complete the essay ASAP!
In the other thread OP posted, I recommended using virtualbox, but only because of the deadline, and I hadn't found that link.
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A regression broke the Office 2003 & 2007 installers in 1.1.17. It is still not fixed as of 1.1.19. Already-installed Office apps appear to run fine in these versions. Install in an earlier version and upgrade.