Is there a known issue with IE8 causing slow desktop paint/redraw?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by bargz, May 16, 2009.

  1. Just for the heck of it...

    If in XP, just do this:

    Start button --> RUN --> type in:

    regsvr32 actxprxy.dll


    --. Click OK.

    Reboot.


    If Vista, you need to open a command prompt as the administrator (run as
    administrator) and run the following command:

    regsvr32 actxprxy.dll



    Reboot.



    Help any?
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 30, 2009
    #21
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  2. bargz

    Jeff Guest

    I have exactly the same problem, After uninstalling other updates I finally
    uninstalled IE8
    and the problem went away. So I guess I will not use IE8 because the
    desktop was ridiculously slow!!! Good thing I have other browsers to use,
    because if I had to use IE8 I would be quite aggravated!

    I have 2.2 GH pentium
    Radeon X800
    2 GB ram
    XP /SP3

    The wierd thing is that I have a cheapy deapy laptop from walmart and it
    doen't have the problem.
     
    Jeff, Jul 6, 2009
    #22
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  3. <snipped>
    Yes.

    Exactly the same as going to a hospital. Seems everywhere you look people
    are having trouble with this or that, all those medical issues. Yet - if
    you go to the supermarket - the medical problems you witness are much less
    in number. ;-)

    In other words - don't walk into a place setup for people complain and get
    assistance with Microsoft updates/Windows XP issues and Internet Explorer
    specific issues and then wonder why you you see people complaining about
    Microsoft updates/Windows XP issues and Internet Explorer specific issues.
    *grin*

    I have had no show-stopping issues with Internet Explorer 8 to speak of. I
    haven't even personally had the need to use the "Compatibility View"
    feature. That's many different banking/credit card/financial sites, many
    different academic sites, many different technical subscription and such
    sites and so on.

    Again - for those having 'issues' with IE8 concerning speed - I suggest:

    If in XP, just do this:

    Start button --> RUN --> type in:
    regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
    --> Click OK.

    Reboot.


    If Vista, you need to open a command prompt as the administrator (run as
    administrator) and run the following command:

    regsvr32 actxprxy.dll

    Reboot.

    Help any?
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jul 6, 2009
    #23
  4. bargz

    Daave Guest

    That's a good question. Ordinarily, you would check the documentation
    that comes with each program. However, usually what you will find is
    which *operating systems* (and service pack levels) are supported.
    Googling is a good idea, though; this way, you will see, for instance,
    that there is a conflict between Spybot Search & Destroy's Immunization
    feature and IE8:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=spybot+ie8&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g2
    Right here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...d5-8c3d-4347-8c03-08cdecd8852b&displaylang=en

    The file name:

    IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe
     
    Daave, Jul 7, 2009
    #24
  5. bargz

    Daave Guest

    You can still run Spybot. But you won't be able to use its Immunization
    feature because it conflicts with IE8's immunization feature.
     
    Daave, Jul 7, 2009
    #25
  6. If MS09-019/KB969897 is installed, you should be able to enable Spybot's
    Immunizations without affecting IE8 performance.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 7, 2009
    #26
  7. If MS09-019/KB969897 is installed, you should be able to enable Spybot's
    Immunizations without affecting IE8 performance.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 7, 2009
    #27
  8. bargz

    Daave Guest

    Great news! Thanks, Bear.
     
    Daave, Jul 7, 2009
    #28
  9. YW, Daave.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 7, 2009
    #29
  10. I did not miss it - I believe it is incorrect.

    I have been on these newsgroups many years. IE6, IE7 - lots of issues
    posted about.

    Windows XP, Windows XP SP1/SP1a, Windows XP SP2 and Windows XP SP3 - lots of
    issues posted about.

    Overall - IE8 is seeing an equal percentage of the questions to everything
    else - although there are the normal spikes when the new product comes out.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jul 8, 2009
    #30
  11. With all due respect, people don't go to hospital Emergency Rooms (or Sick
    Bay) if they're not sick or injured. Similarly, users don't post about IE8
    problems if IE8's working just fine for them.

    <canned>
    HOW TO solve IE8 installation problems
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949220

    No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
    (only) is available via the phone based on your locale through 31 December
    2009. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows Vista in a non-domain
    environment.
    => US & CA Residents: 1-866-234-6020
    => Other locales: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=13043

    My personal recommendations include:

    => Install IE8 manually, not via Windows Update/Automatic Updates!! =>
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/worldwide-sites.aspx

    NB: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it. When you're prepared
    to install IE8, double-click on the saved file.

    NB: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it. When you're prepared
    to install IE8, right-click on the saved file and select "Run as
    Administator.

    => Uninstall all third-party toolbars (e.g., Google; Yahoo; Windows Live)
    and third-party Windows Themes before installing IE8.

    => Close all open applications (i.e., anything with a taskbar icon) before
    installing or uninstalling IE8.

    => I would strongly recommend disabling your anti-virus application and any
    anti-spyware application's "system protections" (other than Defender's)
    before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade. If you're running a
    third-party firewall, I would recommend disabling it and then enabling the
    Windows Firewall before installing (or uninstalling) an IE upgrade.

    => Create a Restore Point manually before installing IE8. [Do NOT use
    System Restore to remove/uninstall IE8; instead, see
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700. Then use the Restore Point prior to
    reinstalling IE8 per these recommendations. Norton users will need to see
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/symantecdoc1.html.]

    => Reboot twice after installing or uninstalling IE8, then check-in at
    Windows Update and install any critical security updates offered.

    => For best chance of success with IE8, make certain that your anti-virus
    application, any anti-spyware applications (other than Defender), and your
    third-party firewall (if any) are supported in IE8 Final before you decide
    install it.
    </canned>
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Navyguy wrote:
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 8, 2009
    #31
  12. To expand on this a little, there are several reasons we see problem spikes when
    a new product comes out:

    Firstly, the product may turn out to be incompatible with other software out
    there, usually though not always third-party security software.

    Secondly, there are usually lots of people whose systems already have problems
    that they don't know about. Any time new software is installed there is a
    chance these problems will develop more obvious (or even disastrous) symptoms.

    Thirdly, any product is bound to have some undiscovered bugs in it, a portion of
    which will show up soon after release.

    The third reason is the most obvious, but in my experience it is usually the
    least significant. :)

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jul 8, 2009
    #32
  13. bargz

    ...winston Guest

    You paid for IE8 ?

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

     
    ...winston, Jul 8, 2009
    #33
  14. Nowadays, software is so complicated that no matter how much testing you do,
    there will still be bugs. In the particular case of Windows software, there are
    also so many different combinations of hardware and software out there that
    there are usually bugs that couldn't be detected in-house except by the wildest
    of lucky breaks.

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jul 8, 2009
    #34
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