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I'm trying to install Office 2007 on Ubuntu Linux 9.10 with Wine. when I run $wine setup.exe, I get the following error message:

Applying a Setup customization file requires Windows Installer 3.1 or greater. Please contact your administrator.

And, unfortunately, I am the administrator. I'm running wine-1.1.35, and I used winetricks to install all necessary DLLs before trying to install:

./winetricks gdiplus riched20 riched30 msxml3 msxml4 msxml6 corefonts tahoma vb6run vcrun6 msi2

Any ideas? This is very odd, because I used the same procedure to install it on my desktop computer, and it worked fine. (I'm now installing it on my Sony Vaio VGN-SR notebook)

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Try reinstalling the windows installer directly from MS.

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success! I downloaded WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe from this page:… – Michael Dec 27 '09 at 5:50

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