[Wine] Re: Help ! Need to run IE on 64 bit machine

Godzilla's Mistress wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Mar 5 20:48:16 CST 2011

I installed winetricks and found the instructions and have pasted them below, but none of it makes sense, there are too many gaps in the information presented for me to connect the dots. Could you tell me what I need to do, or put on the command line?

7.7. How do I install Internet Explorer in Wine?

If you just want an application to think you have IE installed, see My application won't run, and says it needs Internet Explorer above.

The Wine project does not support installing the real Internet Explorer, as it requires a huge number of native DLLs, which is hard to configure.

If you really need the real IE use winetricks. Set your fake Windows version to win2k and then select 'ie6' or 'ie7'. IE installed from winetricks is far from fully functional, but works well enough to, e.g., test web page rendering. Please do not ask the Wine project for help if you run in to problems.

You should put IE in a separate wineprefix, with whatever app really needs it.

You may also try commercial solutions, such as CrossOver and Bordeaux, but if you do so and run into problems, do not seek help on the forum/mailing list or IRC, as third party applications such as these are not supported here. 

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