Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 1.0 - The very first version, for vintage lovers only.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0

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What works

  • Install with rundll.exe symlink
  • Startup
  • Favorites
  • History
  • Options
  • What does not

  • Many webpages do not load at all
  • Workarounds

    What was not tested

  • Loading all webpages ;)
  • Hardware tested


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    Additional Comments

    # Set to win95 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie1.0 winecfg # Create symlink ln -s /usr/lib/wine/ ~/.wine_ie1.0/drive_c/windows/system32/rundll.exe # Install WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie1.0 wine ~/Desktop/Msie10.exe # Run WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie1.0 wine ~/.wine_ie1.0/drive_c/PROGRA~1/PLUS\!/MICROS~1/IEXPLORE.EXE

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    ShowUbuntu 22.10 "Kinetic" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 15 20238.0No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeJonathan Lopez 
    ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Jun 25 20205.11Yes Yes NoSilverHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
    ShowmacOS 10.14 "Mojave"Feb 27 20205.0No Not installable NoGarbageWilly 
    ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 21 20101.3.6Yes Yes NoGoldKen Sharp 
    ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 05 20101.2.1No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 

    Known Bugs

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    HowTo / Notes



    ­MSIE 1.0 expects Windows 95, so you need to set Wine to Win95 mode in winecfg.

    Then, you need to create a link called rundll.exe in system32 and link it to /usr/lib/wine/

    $ ln -s /usr/lib/wine/ ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/rundll.exe

    You should now have a working Internet Explorer!


    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.