Category: Main Networking & Communication Browsers Internet Explorer 8.0 for NT 5.1 (32-bit)

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (32-bit)

Application Details:

Version: 8.0 for NT 5.1 (32-bit)
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc2-staging

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What works

­I am currently posting this from Internet Explorer 8 as downloaded from the site link here.

From a fresh install on Ubuntu 9.04:
First I installed the IE7 with "wine IE7-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe" in terminal.
Launched this.
Then came out of that and ran the installer for IE8 with "wine IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe"
This produced a load of copy errors from the installer so when it died I Ctrl-C 'd out of it and pasted the copy errors into a file did a few replaces on the text to shift C:\\ to drive_c/ etc. and changed each line to­ a cp command
original line:
err:setupapi:SetupDefaultQueueCallbackA copy error 2 "c:\\5bdc380f19c17d0b6b21dbc3\\WinFXDocObj.exe" -> "C:\\windows\\system32\\DllCache\\WinFXDocObj.exe"
re-formatted line :
cp "./.wine/drive_c/5bdc380f19c17d0b6b21dbc3/winfxdocobj.exe" "./.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/DllCache/WinFXDocObj.exe"
did this for each line and as you can see replaced the source side ONLY filename uppercase with lowercase then ran it with bash.

I suspect it is dying at these copy instructions and that is why I have no toolbars, etc.

What does not

No Toolbars, Tabs or Menus apart from right-click which is missing something (cut/copy/paste) I think.


What was not tested

Toolbars, Tabs or Menus

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

No navigation bars, tabs or menus at the top of window. Suspect a dll or several is/are missing. :) But works fine for showing the webpages and following links. I am posting this from IE8 now.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 21 20184.0-rc2-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeRobin 
ShowPC-BSD 10.0 (64-Bit)May 19 20141.7.15Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 28 20141.6.2Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Sep 19 20131.6Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Oct 31 20121.5.13No Not installable GarbageGraben 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9727 Multiple applications fail to show HTML dialog due to 'mshtml.ShowHTMLDialog' being a stub (OPML, Intuit QuickBooks Free / Akamai Download Manager, DotNet VersionCheck) NEW View
23134 iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details NEW View
25648 ie8 does not navigate to web pages or obey home page setting NEW View
29249 iexplore fails to load NEW View
29590 Search results do not update on webpage (IE8) UNCONFIRMED View
30107 IE8 buttons bar doesn't have background under several buttons NEW View
34025 IE8 help exits silently NEW View
34026 IE8 help pages are blank NEW View
37421 Internet Explorer 8: crashes on startup UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


1. Copy and paste the following into a terminal:

cat > /tmp/IE8.reg <<EOF
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
regedit /tmp/IE8.reg

2. Run winetricks -q urlmon mshtml

This may work, it may not. Try winetricks.