The computer is one that my wife and daughter use. Both of them play Gamesville games on it and about 5 or six weeks ago, something happened that slowed one of the games, Carnival Critters, to a crawl and in general, the computer as a whole slowed down. I went thru a multitude of things to try to get it back to par again, but nothing worked so I opted to reinstall the Vista O/S after the usual removals, backups, etc. I do know that the browser was IE9 because I tried to upgrade to IE10, but there came a pop-up saying that the system is maxed at IE9. Anyhow; After the reinstall, I saw that it came with IE7 and my initial response to that was to get IE9 back again. No matter what I did on any website, including Microsoft, if I clicked into anything that said IE9, it produced a page with IE8. So, I reasoned, that if I could get to IE8 the next step would be IE9, so I proceeded to download IE8 and it went thru all the actions and ended up with another pop-up that says , in effect, this system does not support IE8. So, I went in pursuit of IE8 with no success, so I wrote to the forum and you, Cryptodan is a respondent. Next, as I was sitting at the computer wondering what to do next, a pop-up appeared concerning upgrades and that there is 93 of them, so I let it ride. After that I get a page that tells me that my browser is upgraded to IE9, couldn't and still can't figure that out. Next, I went to Gamesville and entered the Carnival Critters game and everything is back to a crawl again. Like full circle. Along t he way, I was directed to the Task Manager to watch the memory performance and saw that it went from 0 to the 400s, of course, I don't know what that means, but the zero is giving me the impression that I may need to install another 1GB of memory and along with what the unit came with (1GB) it might solve the "slow" problem. Any input please.