Internet Explorer 8 is running slow

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When you browse a webpage by using Windows Internet Explorer 8, you may experience slow performance.

This issue can occur because of add-ons. While browser add-ons can enhance your online experience, they can occasionally interfere or conflict with other software on your computer. Try the methods listed in this article to troubleshoot the problem.

Method 1: Disable toolbars and extensions

  1. Start Internet Explorer. On the Tools menu, click Manage Add-ons.
    (If you do not see the Tools menu, press ALT.)

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  2. Click Toolbars and Extensions, notice the Load time for each add-on.

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  3. If an add-on takes a long time to load (for example, more than 1 or 2 seconds, you should consider disabling it.

    To disable an add-on, right-click the add-on, and then click Disable.

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    Note You can still enable the add-on if you need to use it in the future.

Method 2: Disable accelerators

  1. On the Tools menu, click Manage Add-ons.
  2. Click Accelerators. In the right window, right-click the add-on that you do not use, and then click Disable or Delete.

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Article ID: 2502326 - Last Review: May 23, 2014 - Revision: 3.2
Applies to
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
Keywords: 
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