Installation Problem MS Office 2013 using Wine

Office 2013, won't be running on older operating systems like Windows XP and Vista, is only compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.

Open a terminal, type winecfg, and then select windows 7 from the drop down at the bottom of the window. If that doesn't work I suggest to look at this post :

  • Microsoft Office 2013 under wine.

Also, I needed dotnet20, which only installs in 32bit mode.

Thanks to laurent the fix goes as follows

 env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet20 msxml6 corefonts

Then run env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winecfg and select windows7 (thanks hhlp)

Then fix msxml6 (thanks Richard W. @

Finally install env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine setup.exe