Category: Main Networking & Communication Browsers Internet Explorer 8.0 for NT 6.0 (32-bit)

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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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Installer reports an update is required: "Windows Internet Explorer 8 a" [sic] and refuses to continue.  Same in both Vista and 2008 mode.


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Can't find that update.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch 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 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20091.1.25No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 

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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)