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IE 8 slow to connect

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#1 scudo


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Posted 03 July 2009 - 03:19 PM

Ok I took the plunge and upgraded to IE 8 from IE 6 I don`t have any major problems but have noticed it sometimes takes maybe 10-15 seconds to connect to things like hotmail or forums that I use. When I was upgrading I didn`t add-on any of the add-ons or extras or enhancements that I am aware of. I have also noticed when I come out of a website the little eggtimer keeps running for a few seconds after it (website) shuts down almost like (I must be paranoid) its sending info to microsoft or something. I am not familiar with the new format so is there anything I can do to speed things up? thanks


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Posted 03 July 2009 - 08:28 PM

IE8 works well for some, not so well for others. I can't run it on my HP 750c with XP Pro+SP3 for some reason. Many people have also reported a drastic slow down when using it. The usual fix is to uninstall it from Add and Remove Programs.

I do run IE7 and have not had any problems with it.

If you upgraded from IE6 to IE8, there may be some Add-ons that came along for the ride that are not compatible with IE8. Try resetting IE8. See here: http://windowshelp.m...5354271033.mspx


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:16 AM

I had terrible speed issues with IE8 and especially with opening new tabs, I disabled (menu>tools>manage add ons) 'Java Plug-in 2 SSV Helper' and it resolved my issues, may be something to try

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:47 AM

Ok will give that a try. thanks

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