It seems like Windows 8 is fast at starting up but seems to get slow when using Internet Explorer. Why?
You should use IE version 10 specially made for windows 8.check it now.
follow these tips, overall pc performance including Internet explorer will run faster
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OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name CAROLYNBARNETT
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron N7010
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, 1999 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A11, 3/31/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.2.9200.16442"
User Name CarolynBarnett\Carolyn Barnett
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.86 GB
Available Physical Memory 726 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.24 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.75 GB
Page File Space 1.38 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions No
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions No
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
Apparently your RAM is the culprit. You should upgrade your computer, add more physical RAM to your system. According to official Microsoft documentation, 2 GB is the minimum physical RAM that 64 bit Windows can run, so your system at the minimum. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements Don't expect your PC to fly with 2 GB RAM, you should have at least 4 GB to feel the difference. Internet Explorer and any other browser consumes hundredths, sometimes gigabytes of RAM when used with many tabs open, so it's normal for IE to get slow over time with limited RAM.
I just ordered the 4 gb ram from Dell..Thank you all so much!
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try this 5 things this may help you.......!!
use the latest IE 10 , it would be better .....
but anyway dont forget to clean the cache and temp files using ccleaer , and advance system care 6 !
Also remove the add-ons or extensions
Why dont u try some other good browser like Google Chrome and Mozila firefox , as they are far better than IE
There are many possible causes for this, including:
1. Add-ons are slowing down IE (see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/internet-explorer/manage-add-ons#ie=ie-10 for how to disable them)
2. Cache or cookie problems. Follow the instructions at http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10 but tick both "cookies" and "Temporary Internet Files".
Internet Explorer(IE) on Windows 8 i.e. version 10 is fast at startup but its performance lags behind in comparison with other browsers.You can check if IE is consuming more RAM,processor and if it's,then this might be the reason.
To minimize it,you can clear its data i.e. cache,cookies,history to speed it up a little bit.
Could you tell more about RAM memory and CPU frequency of your PC
Which I.E. are you using the one on the Start Screen or the version in your programs folder?
If you havnt tried both then do so and see if they both slow your machine down.
go with the new version of IE 10
your security tool can reduce speed of internet brower.
see if Internet Explorer 9 is in software mode by clicking Tools > Internet Options > Advanced. The first checkbox in the list indicates whether IE9 is running in software mode.
this can happen when your graphic card driver is outdated, try to install the latest version
How to enable or disable software rendering in Internet Explorer 9
check if you have add-on in conflict.
try to clean temp files with ccleaner,
Iobit Advanced System care
try to clean malware if exist with superantispyware