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Windows 7: How can I speed up Internet Explorer 11

25 May 2015   #1
Rapporman

Windows 7 Ultimate x 32 bit
 
 
How can I speed up Internet Explorer 11

Hi Everyone

For the past 10 years I have enjoyed excellent, fast browsing using Internet Explorer on my 32 bit XP Home PC. Recently, I had to reinstall XP but even after getting all the updates and installing Google Chrome because it was obvious IE unable to cope, my browsing became a nightmare. I therefore installed Windows 7 Ultimate x 32 bit, upgrading IE to 11 in the process but I still find Browsing to be frustratingly slow. I have tried IE with no addons but it seems I still have to wait for all the adverts and pop ups to load before I can start browsing a particular website.

Am I the only one experiencing this or is the Industry trying to force us into upgrading to the latest OS's. Any comments would be much appreciated to prevent me throwing my PC out the Window.


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25 May 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I made this a while back,
Internet explorer tweaks - Microsoft Community
Some of the screen shots are gone but I'll work on it and restore them,
Bottom line really is to not use Compatibility view lists from M$ that actually helps a lot,
Alt+TB or Menubar/ Tools/ Compatibility view settings
Uncheck all of the boxes
Then just delete your browser history to get rid of the ones that have already been installed,
Alt+TD or Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys when ie is open
Check all of the boxes except for the very top one Uncheck it/ then delete.
You can Uncheck form fills if you use that feature.
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26 May 2015   #3
Rapporman

Windows 7 Ultimate x 32 bit
 
 

Many thanks for your reply. I intend to wade through and carry out the tasks outlined in the list of IE Tweaks in your Microsoft Community Discussion and I will let you know if anything works. In the meantime, I have carried out a Clean Boot and the two tasks outlined in your reply but regret to say they made no difference to IE 11, so far.

What I cannot understand is how or why I enjoyed a relatively pleasant browsing PC experience with XP, then upgrade to W7 only to suffer nothing but utter annoyance and frustration with high CPU usage by MS software and abysmal IE Browsing. The trouble is that as long as the Retailers and the IT Industry can bombard us with advertising and collate our spending habits, nothing will change.
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26 May 2015   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Internet Explorer isn't that customizable as compared to for example Firefox.

A recent research about the new feature in Firefox called "Tracking Protection" showed that page load times decreases by 44% when blocking trackers
Firefox Tracking Protection decreases page load times by 44% - gHacks Tech News
Quote:
In addition, it reduced the average data usage when connecting to the top 200 Alexa websites by 39%, and dropped the number if HTTP cookies by 67,5% on those sites. Tracking Protection blocked at least one tracking element on 99% of the top 200 Alexa sites, 11 tracking elements on 50% of the sites, and up to 150 trackers in at least one site.
Internet Explorer
As an experiment you could temporarily change the security level for the Internet Zone in to High. That will turn off scripts, active-x objects and more. It will break many web pages, but you could try it to see if it makes a difference.
I always have the Internet Zone set to High and then add sites/domains to Trusted sites that is set to Medium-High.
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27 May 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Most of the issues with ie11 are ie11

The most stable version is 10 not 11.
If there's a snowballs chance in hell uninstall the ie11 windows update and roll back to ie10,
If uninstalling ie11 does not roll back to 10 hide the ie11 windows update and manually recheck for updates,
Either ie9 or 10 or both will appear
Lock and load
Cheers.
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28 May 2015   #6
Rapporman

Windows 7 Ultimate x 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for replying both of you.

Re Tookeri's suggestion, I changed the Internet Security Zone to High but Ebay, for Example, would not load any pages until I had reinstated Java. Doing so, meant the Security Level went back to Medium/High, so I am going to try ThrashZone's suggestion and revert to IE 10 - once I get the hang of knowing how to do it!!
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28 May 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well if you notice it is suggested to get rid of Java from Oracle
You don't need it
It's only a security hole awaiting an exploit
Cheers.
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28 May 2015   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Most of the issues with ie11 are ie11

The most stable version is 10 not 11.
If there's a snowballs chance in hell uninstall the ie11 windows update and roll back to ie10,
If uninstalling ie11 does not roll back to 10 hide the ie11 windows update and manually recheck for updates,
Either ie9 or 10 or both will appear
Lock and load
Cheers.
Most of the problems I've had with IE11 (not that I have had many) is with websites with incompetent and/or lazy website designers who can't or won't update their websites to be compatible with IE11. I personally like IE11 (much, much better than FireFox and Chrome) and have had no speed issues with it so, as far as I'm concerned, the sites with lazy/incompetent web designers can shove it (and I tell them more than that when they try to tell me to use a different browser!).
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28 May 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Are browsers supposed to load a website no matter how it's built or is it the other way around :/
Even SevenForums.... does not comply with M$'s coding wishes for Internet explorer so what are we to assume

There shouldn't be a whole lot of difference in how any browser loads a website
To say something special has to be done for 1 particular browser is usually the browsers flaw not the website
All websites should be doing is complying with 3w.org and a browser should load it best it can.
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28 May 2015   #10
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Some sites just flat don't like MS and try to force the issue. Primarily because IE is more secure and doesn't allow crap to weasel in. IE11 will soon be even better at it with the upcoming change.

Quote:
Occasionally websites are written in such a way that they effectively block certain browsers. One common reason for this is that the website has been tested to work with only a limited number of browsers, and so the site owners enforce that only tested browsers are allowed to view the content, while all other browsers are sent a "failure" message, and instruction to use another browser. Many of the untested browsers may still be otherwise capable of rendering the content. Sophisticated users who are aware of this may then "spoof" the user-agent in order to gain access to the site.
Forgot to add:
Think about it. Just who would even consider NOT testing with IE versions.
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