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delete I.E. 8?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by jock, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. jock

    jock Flightless Bird

    windows xp sp3. After upgrading to ie 8, computer is slower and does not seem
    to function as before downloading IE 8. We use google as our home page and
    rarely use ie 8. Would deleting ie 8, in add remove programs, cause any major
    problem, and would we revert back to ie 7 after removing? Thank you in
    advance.
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    jock
     
  2. G. R. Woodring

    G. R. Woodring Flightless Bird

    Date: 2/22/2010 5:13 PM, Author: jock Wrote:
    > windows xp sp3. After upgrading to ie 8, computer is slower and does not seem
    > to function as before downloading IE 8. We use google as our home page and
    > rarely use ie 8. Would deleting ie 8, in add remove programs, cause any major
    > problem, and would we revert back to ie 7 after removing? Thank you in
    > advance.


    Do you mean that you are using Google Chrome as your web browser? Google is a
    web page and you would need /some/ browser to access it.

    I am running IE8 on WinXP,sp3 and don't notice any performance problems, either
    in IE or the system. Try running IE8 in No Add-ons mode, an incompatible add-on
    may be trying to do something and failing, eating up CPU cycles as it works
    continuously to complete something that should only require a fraction of a
    second. Check CPU usage in Task Manager, while displaying a blank or static
    page, CPU usage should be near zero.

    Removing "Windows Internet Explorer 8" through Add/Remove programs will
    automatically revert to IE7.

    --
    G. R. Woodring
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

    => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No add-ons).

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
    IE8 in all OSS]
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    5. How to uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    jock wrote:
    > windows xp sp3. After upgrading to ie 8, computer is slower and does not
    > seem to function as before downloading IE 8. We use google as our home
    > page
    > and rarely use ie 8. Would deleting ie 8, in add remove programs, cause
    > any
    > major problem, and would we revert back to ie 7 after removing? Thank you
    > in advance.
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "jock" <jock@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0C505EFC-65BB-4385-90D6-395BCC2CBBDE@microsoft.com...
    > windows xp sp3. After upgrading to ie 8, computer is slower and does not
    > seem
    > to function as before downloading IE 8. We use google as our home page and
    > rarely use ie 8. Would deleting ie 8, in add remove programs, cause any
    > major
    > problem, and would we revert back to ie 7 after removing? Thank you in
    > advance.
    > --
    > jock


    Google is the page, IE is the browser that brings you the page. It's
    nonsensical to say, we use Google as our homepage and rarely use IE8.

    You could say, we use Google as our homepage and rarely use Yahoo, or rarely
    use MSN. Those would be reasonable statements. Or, you could say, we use
    FireFox as our browser and rarely use IE. That would be a reasonable
    statement.
     
  5. Dean L.

    Dean L. Flightless Bird

    "jock" wrote:

    > windows xp sp3. After upgrading to ie 8, computer is slower and does not seem
    > to function as before downloading IE 8. We use google as our home page and
    > rarely use ie 8. Would deleting ie 8, in add remove programs, cause any major
    > problem, and would we revert back to ie 7 after removing? Thank you in
    > advance.
    > --
    > jock
     

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