Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 2.0 - Very limited HTML support. First public release.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.6

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download IE 2.0 for win95

Test Results

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What works

Set the Windows Version to "Windows 95" to install ie20 for win95 from

I used ie20 for NT (from NT4SP6a)

Start the browser and surf the web works for simple Pages: as example
(Frames are not supported by this old Browser)

(using builtin url.dll needs Patches for TranslateURL)

Remember Page as Favorite

Print the Page




What does not

Filetype association Dialog (bug 11465: works with native url.dll)



What was not tested

Mail and News

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 13 20121.5.6No, but has workaround Yes GoldKen Sharp 
ShowArch LinuxMar 18 20121.4No, but has workaround Yes BronzeMatt Keefo 
ShowsiduxSep 25 20091.1.29No, but has workaround Yes Bronzephobie 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 10 20091.1.25No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 10 20091.0.1No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11465 url.dll: Filetype association Property Sheet not implemented (AddMIMEFileTypesPS) NEW View
19277 Internet Explorer 2.0 (Win95) fails to install NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Select the correct Windows mode

At time of writing, Wine's default Windows mode is XP.  Make sure you set the correct Windows mode in winecfg or the installer will simply refuse to continue.


Manual extraction

You can use an extraction tool, such as file-roller, to extract the .cab from the .exe, and then extract all the files from that into a folder.

Remember: Test results can not be accepted for this method as "installing is an important part of testing".


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.