Installation works through winetricks. The exact install procedure is clunky. See the winetricks script under load_ie7() for details. They unregister wine's IE, change overrides, remove fake DLLs, put in a dummy catalog file, remove the Z:/ drive and install. Winetricks does all this, so it is not really necessary to do anything, just made a fresh .wine folder, ran "winetricks ie7" and sat back.
What does not
What was not tested
Anything beyond using it to check the layout of some key sites.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma"||Dec 10 2021||6.23||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty|
|Show||Fedora 25 x86_64||Apr 06 2017||1.8.7||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Bert|
|Current||Fedora 17 x86_64||Sep 20 2012||1.5.11||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||Henry Kroll|
|Show||Fedora 17||Dec 28 2012||1.4.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 23 2012||1.5.4||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|23134||iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details||NEW||View|
|30870||Microsoft Internet Explorer 7: https://gmail.com can log in, but can't display standard view?||NEW||View|
|31655||Upgrading Wine destroys registry entries||NEW||View|
|34047||IE7 reports lookup failure before the main window opens||NEW||View|
|34049||IE7 does not navigate to web pages or obey home page setting||NEW||View|
winetricks ie7The install seems flaky, so if it hangs or crashes, try it again.
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.