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Internet Explorer 8.0 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)

Application Details:

Version: 8.0 for NT 6.0 (32-bit)
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.18

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Test Results

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What works

there is minor graphical glitch in the upper left, but everything else works fine so far.

I had to use IE for a site which makes heavy use of ActiveX and that worked fine.

What does not


Apparently it is not possible to access any ftp site, no matter if is in the inter- or intranet. The following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
•You are not connected to the Internet.
•The website is encountering problems.
•There might be a typing error in the address.


What was not tested

I did install the mono package before installing ie8. So I do not know if it is an actual prerequisite or not necessary.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

First off: make sure you are in a true 32-bit environment. Under Arch Linux the wine package comes with WoW64 enabled by default. Which meant I had to create a new prefix and set it explicit as win32. In the win32 prefix run winetricks and launch the ie8 script. In the installation dialog of IE8 make sure you untick every option, such as look for updates, install malicious removal tool, accelerators, extensions, etc. This also applies for the post-installation dialog (first run wizard). Then you should be fine,

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64May 09 20141.7.18Yes Yes Silveralbert 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20131.6-rc5No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20101.3.7No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20101.2-rc7No Not installable GarbageMichael Lancaster 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20091.1.25No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

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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.


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Got ActiveX working
by morty on Sunday November 27th 2022, 13:06
winetricks arch=32 prefix=ie
export WINEPREFIX=/home/morty/.local/share/wineprefixes/ie
winetricks ie8
winetricks ie8_kb2936068
wine "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

You then need to turn down all security options (Tools -> Internet Options -> Security)