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    Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    I down loaded the Internet Explorer 8, is it normal to take 13 seconds to open?
    I did not time the I.E. 7, but it was a lot faster to open. Furthermore, I did not notice any improvements, if there are any, please let me know. Thanks

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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    Try Maxthon. Anything new in IE has prolly been in Maxthon for years. It's IE based and has a user community with addon developers like Firefox has.

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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    Thanks, I will check it out.

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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    Johannes-
    Hi, my nameís Cody, and Iím working with the Internet Explorer Outreach Team to help answer questions that users might have about their copies of Internet Explorer 8.
    If youíre still interested in learning more about the new features in Internet Explorer 8, Iíd recommend checking out the IE8 Demo site. It gives you a hands-on (or browser-on, really) look at some of the new security and usability features of the new edition of IE. Itís pretty self-explanatory, but let me know if you have any questions about the site, or any more about Internet Explorer 8!
    Thanks,
    Cody
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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    Oops! Just realized that I forgot to share the link to the IE8 Demos page. Here it is: Windows Internet Explorer 8 Demos
    Sorry about that!
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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    Thanks for the reply Cody. My main question was if it was normal for IE 8 to take that much longer to open than IE 7.

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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    Johannes-
    The amount of time it takes your browser to open can be affected by quite a few things, and is thus usually differs from system to system. First off, what's your current homepage set to? Homepages that are highly packed with lots of content can take some time to get fully opened and loaded. Secondly, do you currently have any add-ons installed? Some resource-heavy add-ons can have an impact on your browser startup time.
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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    The only thing I changed was the download of IE 8,The home page was set to google. (see attachment) That is why I was wondering if it was normal to take that much longer to open. This happened right after the download.
    Today I downloaded IE8 to our other pc with windows XP home service pack 3 and it seem to open in the regular time frame.

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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    Johannes-
    Like I said, each system loads browsers as different speeds, depending on a ton of different factors. Personally, the IE8 on my system doesn't take nearly that long to load. I'm currently running IE8 RC1 on Vista Ultimate 64-bit, on a PC with 4GB of RAM. Maybe you could try opening IE8 with all add-ons disabled and see if this gives you a more satisfactory start-up time. I'll also keep digging around to see if I can find some more technical cuases to your problem. Let me know how things go!
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    Re: Internet Explorer 8 slow to open

    Quote Originally Posted by codygIE8team View Post
    Johannes-
    Like I said, each system loads browsers as different speeds, depending on a ton of different factors. Personally, the IE8 on my system doesn't take nearly that long to load. I'm currently running IE8 RC1 on Vista Ultimate 64-bit, on a PC with 4GB of RAM. Maybe you could try opening IE8 with all add-ons disabled and see if this gives you a more satisfactory start-up time. I'll also keep digging around to see if I can find some more technical cuases to your problem. Let me know how things go!
    Thanks,
    Cody
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    I did disable (see attachment)all the add ons, and this time it took 14-15 seconds to load. It did not take that long with the IE 7 with all the add-ons enabled. On our other pc with windows XP home it takes the normal time to open. My system is vista premium 3 gig 32 bit. Should I try to
    re-download the IE 8?

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