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#1 MarcusW

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:40 AM

I have been using Windows 7 having skipped Vista along the way, and generally I find it to be pretty darn good. However, I have had one main problem with IE8.
I don't much care for Firefox - mostly because I don't find it to be so easy to get along with, add-ons and all that malarky with Firefox seem to go right over my head and my brain freezes. So please don't recommend getting it, because I won't :thumbsup:
I can get IE8 to work in general, but there are times when it just freezes, and doesn't do anything. If I exit the browser, re-launch it, then select to restore my last session, it goes on strike and refuses to do anything once again. I'm always clicking to go back to the homepage, which is a workaround more than a solution. Anybody got any ideas as to the solution 'without' having to change the browser I'm using?

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:40 AM

Troubleshooting IE8: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows...cles/44681.aspx

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

Two things I would start off with is setting I.E. 8 to default and removing add-ons. The only thing I use is add blocker. IMHO I would also have Mozilla Firefox for backup. If for what ever reason I.E. won't work you can go on line and get help using Firefox. I have found that Firefox is like I.E. the more add ons you use the slower it works. Which one is better is up to each person.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:21 AM

Two things I would start off with is setting I.E. 8 to default and removing add-ons. The only thing I use is add blocker. IMHO I would also have Mozilla Firefox for backup. If for what ever reason I.E. won't work you can go on line and get help using Firefox. I have found that Firefox is like I.E. the more add ons you use the slower it works. Which one is better is up to each person.


I only have a PDF helper and the Flash add-on, that's IT. No more. But it's still slow as heck. And it still hangs forever....it's either a dodgy website posing as a legitimate one with no malware or anything, or my connection is really just rubbish. Thanks for the info anyway.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:25 AM

Troubleshooting IE8: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows...cles/44681.aspx


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10/10 for that post...really helpful. I think this case is closed!

Edited by MarcusW, 05 July 2010 - 10:25 AM.


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:33 PM

Thanks for reporting back :thumbsup:

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