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

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

Works on some websites, such as Google (although it's extremely broken due to web standards changing, but this is not the fault of Wine). Options works, about screen works.

What does not

Pressing the back button crashes the browser. For some reason, it keeps opening the WineHQ home page and some images in Firefox. There are frequent errors relating to a folder which cannot be created.


Installer does not work, requiring the files to be extracted from the .CAB file. The program runs after doing so.

What was not tested

More websites could be tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 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

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10386 Internet Explorer 1 fails to start CLOSED FIXED View
19276 Internet Explorer 1.0 fails to install CLOSED FIXED View

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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.