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I tested both the Vista and XP versions of the installer. The Vista version extracts, but fails to run saying the computer needs to be updated, probably because Wine doesn't report Vista as having SP1. The XP version starts the installer fine, but it tries to download and run the Malicious software removal tool before it will install IE8. The installer fails to get the tool, so it "finishes" without installing IE8. The cancel button doesn't work there (no idea why- nothing shows up in the terminal), so I had to use CTRL-C to stop it.
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IE 8 install
by Tom on Friday November 6th 2009, 2:32
I got IE 8 to install and run but as others have pointed out here there are still allot of errors. I installed flash to and it worked fine, and renamed the jscript.dll in /system32 and set it as native and IE 8 installed a native dll.. The native dll seems to work better then the builtin dll at this time.
by Cillian de Róiste on Tuesday May 5th 2009, 7:25
I am using wine-1.1.20 (on Mandriva 2009.0) and went through the following steps:
Created a fresh ~/.wine
Ran winetricks and set the version to win2k and installed IE6.
Ran winetricks and set the version to winxp.
$ wine IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe
$ wine IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe