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    Do I need to reinstall Wine ?

    I've been trying to install an old copy of Dragon Naturally speaking ver 5 on my ubuntu 12.04 lts via Wine 1.5.21 on a 64bit pc.

    All was going swimmingly, until a 'register now' window popped up, and everything froze.
    I used the Ctrl-PrtSc-Alt-reisub method to escape, then after rebooting tried again. Various attempts followed to try both uninstalling/repairing/modifying the installation, but at some stage(variable) the mouse freezes.

    I've read various threads concerning the general approach to removing packages, but I would like to know if the simplest might be to remove Wine and reinstall it.
    My reasoning is that one consistent pop up I get says

    C:/windows/ is either a root directory or is reserved for Windows use.
    Please select a different directory to install Naturally Speaking
    so I assumed that a deletion/reinstall might clear this, as I can't see how I can choose another directory ?

    Please advise,
    Regards
    John
    It's like doing jigsaw puzzles in the dark.

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    Re: Do I need to reinstall Wine ?

    I don't think you'll need to reinstall wine because all your locale files will remain.
    If you wanna do-over the installation just delete ~/.wine or if you put somewhere else then there.

    The error message you are receiving could possibly be because it won't allow you to install in that directory C/windows. Try program files or something.

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    Re: Do I need to reinstall Wine ?

    Thanks Lila7714.
    Yesterday I discovered 'Playonlinux', so I might try that as an alternative route to getting DNS on board.

    Either way, persistence usually pays
    John
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    Re: Do I need to reinstall Wine ?

    Sorry to tell you this, but the WineHQ site rates DNS v5 as Silver -- meaning, there are major features that do not work (otherwise, it would have been rated Gold or Platinum):

    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ation&iId=2077

    PlayOnLinux might help, but with this low a rating, it's not likely to make a difference.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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    Re: Do I need to reinstall Wine ?

    Hi Mark.
    Yes, I was aware of the 'Silver', but being an optomist I thought that as I had a copy of 5, I would give it a try.
    The tests posted on that page are pretty ancient, so who knows what might have progressed since then .
    Finding playonlinux, with its auto selection of an apropriate wine version, might also have a bearing on a better outcome.

    Regards
    John
    It's like doing jigsaw puzzles in the dark.

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