Internet Explorer Registry entries

Stefan Dösinger stefandoesinger at
Wed Sep 14 14:50:57 CDT 2005

I just tried to install Palm Desktop on a clean Wine installation to test the 
msi file on Wine's MSI implementation. Well, it cancelled the installation 
because it needs MSIE 4.0 or higher.

My suggestion is to include the most important Internet Explorer 
identification registry entries in the default wine registry to make apps 
like this install without the hassle of installing Internet explorer. If the 
version is set to 4.0, 5.0 or 5.5 IE6.0 SP1 should still install without 

To my knowledge most apps check for the existance of MSIE to be sure some DLLs 
are available on Win95 systems, which wine brings in builtin versions. All 
apps(except of Steam) that I've seen and require MSIE work fine with Wines 
shdocvw, mshtml and friends.

What do you think about this?

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