Category: Main Networking & Communication Browsers Internet Explorer 8.0 for NT 5.2 (32-bit)

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8.0 for Windows Server 2003 (32-bit)

Application Details:

Version: 8.0 for NT 5.2 (32-bit)
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.18

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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

Plain text links only, Internet Options.

What does not

Only physical plain-text links work, rendering it useless. No text fields or buttons. This includes the address and search bars.

When returning to IE with another window that has covered it, the website area is blank, but hovering the mouse over clickable elements shows chunks of the website.

Also, it is impossible to right-click the toolbar.

Black chunks are shown on the address bar, similar to other screenshots.

Refuses to close. Needs to be killed in the task manager. 


What was not tested

Pretty much everything, You can't get anywhere but the home page and basic links from it.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Only plain links work, so it is useless.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 07 20141.7.18Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 03 20141.4.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 12 20111.3.17Yes Yes BronzeKen 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

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
12433 Internet Explorer 7/8 is not showing any page CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19312 Can not close IE8 CLOSED FIXED View
19313 IE8's menus are not visible CLOSED DUPLICATE View
19314 IE8 for Server 2003 refuses to install (Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003 install required) CLOSED FIXED 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
27388 IE8 UTF-7 doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
28909 Internet Explorer 8 crashes on resetting settings - unimplemented function wininet.dll.DeleteWpadCacheForNetworks CLOSED FIXED View
29294 No sound with ALSA loopback devices CLOSED ABANDONED View
29319 Internet Explorer 8 fails to start an InPrivate Browsing session CLOSED FIXED View
30107 IE8 buttons bar doesn't have background under several buttons NEW View
30488 IE8 shows corrupted previews on the quick tabs screen CLOSED FIXED View
33787 IE8 crashes on new tab CLOSED FIXED View
34021 IE8 crashes badly when navigating to CLOSED FIXED View
34022 Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 crashes on unimplemented function urlmon.dll.414 with 'wininet' set to 'native' CLOSED INVALID View
34023 IE8 remains in memory after being closed CLOSED FIXED View
34024 IE8: Help --> About doesn't do anything CLOSED DUPLICATE View
34025 IE8 help exits silently CLOSED FIXED View
34026 IE8 help pages are blank CLOSED FIXED View
34027 IE8 menus are not activated with ALT key CLOSED INVALID 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.