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IE8 Speed Tweak

Friday, August 21st, 2009 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Has anyone else out there noticed that Internet Explorer 8 is a little on the poky side? I’m just so used to Firefox zinging into action so fast, that when I load up IE8 to test something it feels like a decade before the first site loads!

So, I was trolling the Internet looking around for some possible solutions and found this one I’d like to share with all of you. We’re just going to manually register a DLL file that should have been registered during the IE 8 installation.

This may work for some of you and may not for others, so keep that in mind before you shoot a bunch of ill-spirited e-mails at me. 😉

In Windows XP, go to Start> Run and type “cmd” minus the quotes then hit Enter.

For Vista, just type “cmd”, minus the quotes into the search bar. You’ll want to right-click the cmd icon that appears above and choose “Run as Administrator”.

In the Command Window you’ll want to enter this text verbatim:

regsvr32 actxprxy.dll

If it says it’s an “Unrecognized Command” check to see that you’ve spelled everything correctly and that there is a space in between the phrases.

If done right, you should see the message that looks like this:


Restart your computer, and that should be it!


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