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: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.23

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What works

Installing with winetricks. Using the browser with process separation disabled. Some rendering is correct. Flash plugin, help, about screen, compatibility view, and at least very basic usage of internet options and developer tools work. No issues with tabs, view source, or opening a new window. Fullscreen works, but returning to non-fullscreen view will leave some visual artifacts.

What does not

The browser produces crash dialogs without actually crashing sometimes. Right-clicking on a webpage usually hangs the browser (though I saw it work once). Favorites don't really work. Manually checking a website with the smartscreen filter never seems to complete. Toolbars have some display issues. History doesn't seem to be saved. InPrivate browsing and adding a new search provider don't work. The browser gets quite laggy on some pages. Some web pages and images are displayed incorrectly.


What was not tested

Printing, plugins other than Flash, InPrivate filtering, running the browser without answering no to or disabling all optional settings during installation and first run, web slices, suggested sites, and there are probably other things I overlooked.

Internet options and developer tools were only briefly tested.

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Additional Comments

To make the browser usable, you need to add a new value to the registry with regedit. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main Add a new DWORD value there named TabProcGrowth with the value 0 (which should be the default). Adding a native override for wininet may prevent a few cases of lag. I disabled everything that can be disabled from the first-run dialog - I don't know whether this is really necessary to run the browser or not.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Dec 10 20216.23No Not installable NoGarbageHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
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 

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.