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Internet Explorer 7 may freeze while loading a page or loads the pages very slowly
Article ID: 555942 - View products that this article applies to.
You may see a slow performance or frequent freeze of Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista.
This issue happens due to Incompatible Browser extensions and add-ons.
To resolve this issue, you need to disable the Add-on which is causing the issue. Incase, if there are too many add-ons installed, you may need to do it on a trail and error. Perform the following:
1. Open Internet Explorer 7.
2. Click Tools, Programs, Manage Add-ons
3. From the list of Add-ons that you see select one and click "Disable".
4. Close Internet Explorer and open it again to check the performance.
Incase, if still the performance is not increased, you may need to disable the other add-ons.
Also, install the Microsoft update KB928089 for Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista. You can download the same from the following link:
Incase, if the issue still persists, change a few settings in the Windows registry. It is recommended to create a System Restore Point, and take a backup of Windows registry before changing any settings in Windows registry. Incorrect changes, may cause severe issues.
1. Click Start, type regedit.exe
2. Open the Registry Editor.
3. Navigate to the following key:
4. Right-click in the right page and select New.
5. Create a New DWORD value called "MaxConnectionsPerServer"
6. Double-click "MaxConnectionsPerServer" and give the value as "10"
7. Create another new DWORD with the name "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"
8. Double-click it and give the value as "10".
9. Save and Exit from the registry.
10. Restart Windows.
This will improve the performance of Internet Explorer 7.
Article ID: 555942 - Last Review: July 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
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