I only use Internet Explorer when it is absolutely necessary. I would advise using Firefox or Chrome as your default browser.
How do I do that? How do I change? I bought a new laptop 2 days ago, and it has Explorer 8 and am concerned at how slow it runs. When I contacted where I purchased it they told me that this is a problem with Internet Explorer 7 and Vista Browsers. So, I am assuming it is a problem with 8, also. I was going to take this new computer back because I am concerned. But maybe it is not the computer? I really like the computer - it is a HP notebook...G71.34OUS
I still have over a week to be able to take it back and get my money back or get another computer.
Any comments/advice most welcomed...
Hi dear sister, not being a computer whiz, I now believe it was due to some changes my computer expert did. I have a Dell that came with Explorer 7 that he did not put in, and when he copied and transferred my programs and information from the old computer he also switched me to "Google" as my search engine I think it is. I did request a toolbar from my old Windows Explorer be left and so the Explorer 7 download was offered when I got home and cranked it up, and thought that was what made the difference.
No, it was that he eliminated "Norton Security" that was an extreme drain on my ram and installed "Free AVIRA," switched me to "Google Chrome" and I thought I was running Windows Explorer. I later read of the problems Vista was having, and then also read that unless you worked with and needed the function of "TABS" that the newer "Explorer 7" afforded it was better to go back to "Windows Explorer 6" I think it said to have quicker operating speed. I have since called my computer man and he told me some of this. He has me also running a "Windows 2003" that also came with my computer. I also bought my computer through him instead of a store that he ordered for me. I ended up paying around $500 for it by using my old flatscreen.
Presently I am happier with computer than ever. From the moment I push the start button until I have a presentation is around 15 seconds, I then pull up Explorer, the list of all my programs and documents, next my on-line Bible, and then Google. I'm ready to go in about one minute to start reading emails.
My present computer properties are as follows to compare and if I remember correctly he said that was the maximum memory and ram the program I had would support, and a laptop may not have near the capacity my computer has.
AMD Athlon (tm) 64 x 2 Dual
Core Processor 6000+
3.01 GHz, 960 MB of Ram
Physical Address Extension
Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 3
God bless you in your search for something that you're satisfied with. A few questions at a computer store might give you better answers also.