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Installation works through winetricks. The exact install procedure is clunky. See the winetricks script under load_ie7() for details. They unregister wine's IE, change overrides, remove fake DLLs, put in a dummy catalog file, remove the Z:/ drive and install. Winetricks does all this, so it is not really necessary to do anything, just made a fresh .wine folder, ran "winetricks ie7" and sat back.
What does not
What was not tested
Anything beyond using it to check the layout of some key sites.
This note was originally added to IE Version 5, but may be relevant to all versions.
Don't run IE on an RW mounted DOS partition !
Pretty problematic directory renaming/corruption can happen.
This seems to happen if Wine doesn't have access to certain Windows registry keys.
Renames e.g. "Program Files" to "$!$!$!$!.pfr" and does other horrible things.
BTW, it does not only happen with IE, as it seems to be a generic Windows
Setup process of Explorer which is doing this, which can be launched
under multiple circumstances.
To be safe, use a backup copy only, i.e. copy all relevant windows files over
e.g. to an ext2 partition.
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by Soohyun on Friday January 18th 2013, 1:35
I want to get flash running on IE7.
I first used the google custom search on the top right and typed "IE7 flash"
Then I clicked the second result and followed the steps.
Few things concern me. This was posted back in 2009 and I wonder if it still apply.
Also when I do the IE installation, the instillation step hangs...
Winetricks IE7 Dependencies
by Brandon on Saturday June 23rd 2012, 0:53
winetricks -q msxml3 ie7
sleep 30 # allow WINE to finish writing to disk
wine iexplore 'www.example.com'
by doh123 on Thursday August 6th 2009, 7:43
I haven't fully tested every version of Wine that I need to..
Wine 1.1.21 and earlier seem to work ok in IE7
Wine 1.1.24 through 1.1.26 (current) do NOT anymore (I have not tested 22 or 23). There are pages that have stopped working. I have not figure out what content on a website is causing this, but one such website that works in 1.1.21 that no longer works is www.champions-online.com
by jim burns on Sunday February 15th 2009, 15:01
1.1.15 boasts being able to run ie7 (see latest wwn #356), and indeed it installs and runs, but requires a little tweaking.
First, I set global dlloverrides for mshtml, shlwapi, shdocvw, wininet, urlmon and actxprxy dlls to "native,builtin". Since actxprxy is not installed automatically, I copied it over from my windows xp partition to my wine install. (It makes music.yahoo.com happier.)
I also installed msxml vers. 3 & 4. (Makes yahoo and windows update happier, tho' windows update is still not functional - see below about active x.) Be sure to set msxml to "native,builtin" also.
Initially tabs weren't working, nor was I getting all of my toolbars. The first time I installed ie7, I did not pick installing updates and the Malicious Software Removal Tool. The 2nd time, I did leave that checkbox checked, and I got the tabs and toolbars to work.
My main problems now is I have no popups, flash, or anything requiring active x. When I get to any web page that tries to install an active x control, after clicking thru a few popup messages, I get the information bar (under the toolbars) complaining that my security settings don't allow running the control. When I go into Internet Options -> Security, and try to set the security level to Medium, or try to pick Custom, and relax all the active x options, it still doesn't work.
All in all, at least navigation works, and 1.1.15 shows definite improvement.
Btw, for those interested in that Cryptographic Service not running error message box, you probably have too many native overrides. According to support.microsoft.com/kb/822798/ , the dlls associated with the cryptographic service are softpub, wintrust, initpki, dssenh, rsaenh, gpkcsp, sccbase, slbcsp, mssip32, & cryptdlg. Most of these have been already implemented as builtin dlls.