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01-24-2010 06:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tip - windows internet explorer 8 problem

Hello all,
I just yesterday upgraded my computer to Windows Internet Explorer 8 in anticipating better and faster internet browsing experience. I did not read the Operating System and the minimum RAM suported by this new version. Now my browser is much much slower than before. In extreme cases, I could not even open the URL/webpage link in my e-mail. And to open link like this one, it takes me more than 12 seconds.
http://downloads.yahoo.com/internetexplorer/

Another thing is, switching from one website to another will take about one minute. Is it normal?

My computer knowledge is considered zero. I’m not sure what to do.
So my question is – can I go back to the old version and how? And another thing is how to check my computer RAM?

Please help me, thanks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.


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#1 posted 01-24-2010 07:00 PM

Yes you can but I have Windows Internet Explorer 8 and it is very fast, but I also have ultra high speed.

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 07:05 PM

My advice would be to switch to Firefox. It is a great browser and incredibly fast. It handles everything, is more secure than IE and is much more customizable. You can download it here.

As far as going back: you can go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore and restore your computer to an earlier time BEFORE you put on IE8. That should take you back to the previous version.

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 07:06 PM

You may need a cleaner try to install Ccleaner.com and run it once in a while it will remove all temporary files not needed.

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 07:18 PM

Masrol,

To check the amount of memory, click on the start button, go to settings, click on the control panel (or go directly to your control panel- depending on your operating system). Find the system icon and click on it (if you have windows XP you may have to click on the Performance and Maintenance section to see the system icon). Double click the system icon and a window will open this window’s first screen should give you the amount of memory (RAM) in your computer. Anything less than 512M should be upgraded for better performance (for Windows XP).

I agree with Chip. Get rid of IE and go with FireFox. It is a much better and more secure internet browser.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 07:29 PM

I found this for you, in case you want to downgrade. It also has a link to Microsoft. Don’t forget to backup.
http://superuser.com/questions/83938/windows-how-to-downgrade-windows-explorer-8-to-the-older-versions

-- Fred

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#6 posted 01-24-2010 07:45 PM

I had a look at Firefox looks good but I am so use to IE so I will keep both and try it once in a while may get use to it and switch for good. Thanks padre

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 10:14 PM

I use IE8 and it runs as good as IE7. I have 2.5G RAM.

-- Joe

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 04:05 AM

I checked the RAM and it is 1.26G with 921MB free space in local disk© and 19.4GB in local disk (D).
OK if I keep IE8 and download Firefox, obviously it will use up the space. How does it affect my internet browsing performance?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 04:10 AM

If you are looking for a fast browser, the latest tests conducted have put Google Chrome above all the others. Personally I use Firefox because there are a few addons I can’t live without, but all the tests point to Chrome.

-- San Diego, CA

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 04:38 AM

Masrol that sounds more like your hard drive space rather then your memory. Right click on the my computer icon on your desktop and view properties. On the first page that comes up it will show your operating system and near the bottom it will show your processor and underneath that it will show your memory. So for instance mine says 2.00 193gb of ram. I have 2gb but I use some of that for video as I do not have a separate video card. I have used Firefox for a long time and won’t use IE8 at all. Firefox even has an extension that you can add on so that when you go to some sites that require internet explorer firefox will still work like for instance your hotmail account. If you are using windows xp you should have at least 1gb of memory and if you are using vista you should have at least 2gb of memory. Yes if you have less they will still work but obviously a lot slower. Your processor will also make a difference but not as much as the memory.

-- Rick... A tree knows more about wood then I do.

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#11 posted 01-25-2010 05:18 AM

Rick,
This is the reading on my computer : CPU 2.66GHz and 1.26GB of RAM so what’s do you think?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 01-25-2010 06:24 AM

Shouldn’t be any problems then with ie8. If you make the switch to firefox just leave ie on your computer, can’t really get rid of it anyway. Looking at your post looks like you have enough hard drive room, d is probably your cd/dvd drive. I have an extra hard drive (small 6 gb) that I also use to help with swapping. The way it is set up is the memory will use the secondary drive for swapping if it needs it.
On a side note, if you have norton or mcaffee for protection get rid of them as they are memory and system hogs. you can use avast or avg antivirus programs which are free and better and don’t use up so much system resources. they can be found at download.com.

-- Rick... A tree knows more about wood then I do.

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#13 posted 01-25-2010 06:40 AM

Mine works fine

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#14 posted 01-25-2010 07:02 AM

Thanks Rick,
I have both norton & mcaffee. I had uninstalled norton the day I encountered disk space problem. So that 921MB free space is a result after removing it and also removed Internet Temporary File using on-line cleaner system. I do disk cleanup after each session thereafter.

I also have free AVG and still having mcaffee (purchased one). And the funny old thing is I always get alerted by McAfee that my computer is at risk. When I perform AVG scanning exercise, there is no harmful virus found by AVG.

Forgot to mention that my browser is much much slower while in the mailbox section as compared to navigating the websites. Any idea why?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 01-25-2010 07:14 AM

Masrol, your problems might lie in the fact that you downloaded a special version of IE8.
Google ie8 yahoo and you’ll see all the problems people are having.

-- Fred

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