After a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and Wine 1.4 (all from Ubuntu repositories) and after installing MS-Office 2007, when starting Word, beside the Word itself, another window running Office Setup comes up saying that something else needs to be configured. Has anyone seen such a thing?

  • Why not you use an alternative that was designed to run in Ubuntu, such as LibreOffice?
    – user530873
    Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 23:40
  • possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/155809/47206. see answer there
    – user47206
    Commented Feb 19, 2013 at 19:16

3 Answers 3


Wine is not very good. There is probably some kind of DLL missing, and Office tries to fix it with the installer. Have you tried link?

  • I use LibreOffice, but for some files it doesn't open them correctly. As of now I am running Windows+Office on VBOX.
    – rfl
    Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 12:37
  • I was going to suggest a VM instead of Wine. Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 17:16

I'm trying to do the same, but when I insert Office 2007 disk, I don't see any files at all. How can I view files on an Office 2007 disk in Ubuntu 12.10. I too have freshly installed Wine (1.4.1) and Playonlinux (4.1.1).


Just now I upgraded ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04. I can able to run word2007 doc/docx files. I have wine-1.5.16 and playOnLinux 4.1.8. May be upgrade of wine will fix your problem.

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