I tried to install vcrun2008 but i always get

vcrun2008 install completed, but installed file /home/bla/.wine/dosdevices/c:/windows/winsxs/x86_Microsoft.VC90.MFC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161_x-ww_028bc148/mfc90.dll not found

I installed winetricks from the Ubuntu Software Center, then i read about manual install and installed it manually into my home directory. But the manual install is not active when I uninstall the Ubuntu Software Center version.

How can i install the latest version from Ubuntu Software Center? Or how can i install vcrun2008 with the USC?


You can add vcrun2008, or any other Windows component or .dll, using Winetricks.

  • Open Winetricks
  • Select the profile that you want to add the .dll to (e.g. the default)
  • Select "Install a Windows DLL or component"; click OK
  • Select the component(s) you want installed; click OK
  • Follow the handy dialog boxes

Good luck!


You cannot install it using USC.

You can download the required dll from dll-files.com, and then simply copy it into the C:\Windows folder (within the WINE directory).


in my case it was failing even with winetricks, the 'new trick' is to temporarily change it with winecfg to windowsXP, install vcrun2008 and then back to ex windows7 (default now)

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