Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 3.01 for Windows 3.11

Application Details:

Version: 3.01
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.5

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What works

Installation from installer on stock Wine drive. User interface of the browser. Browsing as expected from IE 3.

What does not

Doesn't remember when it's been set to not prompt to become default browser. Crashes frequently with a winevdm error. Rendering is very slow.


What was not tested

Plugins, printing.

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Additional Comments

Installation appears to hang at its end, but if it is left it will complete.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20.1Mar 29 20216.5Yes Yes NoPlatinumHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20101.2-rc7Yes Yes NoBronzeMichael Lancaster 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 04 20101.1.41Yes Yes NoGoldKen Sharp 
ShowsiduxSep 25 20091.1.29Yes No NoGarbagephobie 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 11 20091.1.25Yes No NoGarbageKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


Remember to set Wine to Win3.1 mode before installation.


To run:

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/IEXPLORE/IEXPLORE.EXE


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.