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Internet Explorer 3.02 for Windows 95 and NT 4.0

Application Details:

Version: 3.02
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.19

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download IE 3.02 for win95

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installer executes and command-line options seem to work.

What does not

Detects Internet Explorer 4 and refuses to install.


What was not tested

App usage.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Used msie302w95.exe from (includes auth2upd.exe).

md5: ef64ec92f811409ca81f1845fab773eb

The DLL overrides in the instructions do not work.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20183.19No Not installable NoGarbageJeff D. Hanson 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 24 20111.3.29Yes Yes BronzeA Wine user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20101.2-rc7No Not installable GarbageMichael Lancaster 
ShowsiduxSep 25 20091.1.29No Not installable Garbagephobie 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Sep 22 20091.1.28No Not installable GarbageRacecar 56 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
17742 winhelp: some help chapters cannot be accessed at all inside a .hlp file CLOSED FIXED View
28237 Hyperlinks do nothing in Internet Explorer 3.02 CLOSED FIXED View
28429 Internet Explorer 3.02 crashes on startup - unimplemented function urlmon.dll.RegisterMediaTypes CLOSED FIXED View
28490 IE 3.02 installer crashes with builtin shdocvw - unimplemented function shdocvw.dll.InstallReg_RunDLL CLOSED FIXED View
28829 Internet Explorer 3.02 crashes on viewing personal certificates - unimplemented function wininet.dll.ShowClientAuthCerts CLOSED FIXED View
28830 Internet Explorer 3.02 crashes on viewing a site certificate - unimplemented function wininet.dll.ShowX509EncodedCertificate CLOSED FIXED View
28837 Internet Explorer 3.02 crashes from unimplemented function wintrust.dll.FindCertsByIssuer CLOSED FIXED View
28941 Internet Explorer 3.02 crashes on viewing file types CLOSED FIXED View
28956 Internet Explorer 3.02 causes a crash after moving the temporary internet files folder - unimplemented function wininet.dll.RunOnceUrlCache CLOSED FIXED View
28973 Internet Explorer 3.02 crashes often if native shdocvw is used CLOSED WONTFIX View
29171 Internet Explorer 3.02 shows a cut off message when removing a registered file type NEW View
46114 Internet Explorer 3 installer for Win9x OS refuses to install on Windows NT (2K, XP+) based systems (detects IE 4, broken by design) CLOSED INVALID View

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HowTo / Notes


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.