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

  • Startup after manual extration
  • Favorites
  • History
  • Options
  • What does not

  • Installer
  • Many webpages do not load at all
  • Workarounds

    What was not tested

  • Loading all webpages of the internet ;)
  • Hardware tested


    • GPU:
    • Driver:

    Additional Comments

    # Fails WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie2.0 wine msie20.exe # Extract manually cabextract msie20.exe cabextract # Run WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie2.0 wine iexplore.exe

    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 
    CurrentsiduxSep 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
    3546 CLSID_InternetShortcut not available... CLOSED FIXED View
    4957 comctl32: Icon-Resources missing CLOSED FIXED View
    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.