How To Speed Up Internet Explorer


Works with ALL Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 releases + MS Internet Explorer 4/5/6 maybe 7 installed.


Registry fix speeds up Windows Explorer and/or Internet Explorer browsing process considerably on MS Windows 32-bit machines. This fix works by addressing a bug in Client networking which assumes ALL windows machines are connected to other computers and thus makes your computer search for other machines when you open your browser.

RECOMMENDED:
Export (BACKUP) this Registry key to a REG file FIRST to be able to restore it (by running the REG file) if necessary.
In Regedit: highlight the key name in the left hand pane -> click "Registry" from the menu -> select "Export Registry File..." -> type a file name in the "File name" field -> browse to the destination of your choice -> push the Save button.

Steps:
1) Make sure ALL instances of Internet Explorer (including this window) are closed.
1a) Either make the change and right before you click OK for the last time, close this window.
1b) OR Copy-and-paste this text to a notepad file and close this window.

2) Then run Regedit and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace
(to run regedit --> Start --> Run --> Type: regedit.exe --> OK)

3) In the left hand pane highlight the {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} subkey.
3a) And delete it: right-click on it -> select Delete -> WAIT!!!
(NOW close all Open browser windows (including this one) if you have not done so.)
3b) Click YES or OK.


Notes: This Registry / Internet Explorer change takes effect immediately.
Other notes: Restart MS IE while connected to a network / internet to see the difference.

PC Speed up procedure:
Faster pc == Faster Internet (well, kinda..!)

Windows XP Speed Enhancer: Start > Control Panel > System
Tab to Advanced > Performance > Settings:
Visual Effects: Adjust for Best performance (may take a minute)
Advanced: Adjust both settings (processor and memory usage) to be clicked for Programs
Apply. (may take another minute)

Turn OFF Automatic Updates:
Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
(Or, Start > Run: services.msc)
- Highlight service "Automatic Updates"
- Right click and click stop to terminate the service.
- Right click it again > Properties > Startup Type: change this to disabled.

If you have not done so:
- Definitely download, install and run Ad-Aware SE (always update the defs or rules if or when it asks)

This last bit may improve things as well:
With the Explorer open, go to Tools > Options.
Then, on the very next screen, under Temporary Internet Files > Delete Files.
Right below that > Clear History.
This should clean out some junk, that never hurts.

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