Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 7 (released 2006-10-18)

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  • Please do not submit test results using ies4linux

Application Details:

Version: 7.0 (32-bit)
License: Free to use
Votes: 13
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.23

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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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

Nothing. Installation fails saying that a newer version of internet explorer was detected.

What does not

Not installable.


What was not tested

Everything else.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Windows version set to Windows XP.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Dec 10 20216.23No Not installable NoGarbageHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
ShowFedora 25 x86_64Apr 06 20171.8.7Yes Yes BronzeBert 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Sep 20 20121.5.11No, but has workaround Yes BronzeHenry Kroll 
ShowFedora 17Dec 28 20121.4.1No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 23 20121.5.4Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5351 Windows Installer 3.1 cannot install because of non-standard drive labeling CLOSED FIXED View
6758 IE7 install problem CLOSED DUPLICATE View
8108 WGA blocks Microsoft products from installing CLOSED WONTFIX View
9929 Internet Explorer 7 installer complains it cannot verify integrity of installation files, quits CLOSED FIXED View
10198 IE’s writing-mode:tb-rl (CJK-style vertical text layout) renders fullwidth characters rotated when it should not CLOSED FIXED View
12433 Internet Explorer 7/8 is not showing any page CLOSED DUPLICATE View
12690 Internet Explorer 7 is falling after start on unhandled exception. CLOSED FIXED View
13504 Internet Explorer 7 installation fails CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16013 xmllitesetup (subinstaller of IE7) fails to install CLOSED FIXED View
16831 Audible Manager fails to active device CLOSED FIXED View
17136 IE7 error on startup - Cannot find '%ws'. CLOSED FIXED View
20198 Help icon crashes Internet Explorer 7 CLOSED FIXED View
21893 ie7 setup fails to install with Cryptographic Service error CLOSED FIXED View
21947 IE7 for XP installer crashes in setupapi CLOSED FIXED View
22525 Memory leak in Internet Explorer CLOSED ABANDONED View
23134 iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details NEW View
25345 iexplore loads https pages very slow CLOSED FIXED View
26016 Multiple Microsoft installers crash with heap corruption (StringTableXXX: binary compatible string table helps to reduce crash frequency)(XmlLite, XPSEP, IE7) CLOSED FIXED View
26651 Page fault connecting to CLOSED FIXED View
27160 Winetricks: IE7 stack overflow CLOSED WORKSFORME View
28335 IE7 crashes when an active X control is called CLOSED FIXED View
29014 Internet Explorer 7 and 8 crash on startup due to unimplemented function apphelp.dll.ApphelpCheckShellObject CLOSED FIXED View
29060 IE8 crashes on opening CLOSED ABANDONED View
30870 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7: can log in, but can't display standard view? NEW View
31655 Upgrading Wine destroys registry entries NEW View
33870 Occasional crash during ie7 install CLOSED FIXED 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
34119 Occasional crash in find_basename_module during ie7 install CLOSED DUPLICATE View
34120 Occasional heap corruption crash during ie7 install CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

Available Install switches

Internet Explorer 7

If you want to run Internet Explorer 6 with the rendering engine from version 7, follow the instructions, or use beta options of ies4windows script.

Note: ies4linux is NOT supported by Wine.  Report bugs using their script to their maintainers.

HOWTO - inprogress
To install, use
  winetricks ie7
The install seems flaky, so if it hangs or crashes, try it again.
Codeweaver AppDB Entry
Codeweaver AppDB Entry

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.