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Internet Explorer 7 - Is anyone having problems with this?

 2:19 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Since I upgraded to IE7 I have noticed that it can take an inordinate amount of time to start up on occasions (20-30 seconds).

This has however coincided with other problems on my PC and I am not sure it is IE7 to blame. Anyone else seeing performance issues with IE7?



 6:22 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have, totally and completely. My wife's comp still has 6+, and it takes far less time to load as well as browse than 7. FF outdistances it by at least half the time even though it seems to use a lot more RAM (right now 95MB vs 20 MB). I'm running at a meager 2.79 Ghz CPU and 1 GB/RAM so I doubt it's a processing issue, but I could see how this could be dreadful for slower comps.


 9:49 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Same here. My experience with IE7 has been dreadful from almost every angle, including load speed. I think there's a whole lot of spaghettti code under the hood, trying to make it "more secure".


 10:05 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

It's not speed in my case, but crashing. I always run with eight to ten tabs open (gmail, bloglines, etc). After a few hours, when attempting to open a new tab or new window, IE7 just crashes and closes all windows, no chance to report to MSFT. Looks like memory or similar low-level catastrophic failure. Happens every day, on multiple machines (1.5GB each).


 8:21 am on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

So it looks like IE7 is the culprit. It's quite sad really that Microsoft can release software as poor as this without warning or comment.


 9:25 am on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Can't say I'm seeing any performance issues or crashing problems. I have two "homepage" tabs and IE7 takes about a second to start up and load the pages. 3.0ghz p4 and a gig of ram, however this system was built 3 years ago and everything in it was pretty much nearly top of the line at the time so I don't have any bottlenecks anywhere. The rest of the system has been maximized for performance, e.g I don't have a bunch of other unneeded crap running. Cable connection too so I don't have a bottleneck there.


 9:46 am on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

There are definitely some serious performance issues. I Googled [IE7 slow] and lots of people are seeing the same thing.


 4:24 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

I know I said above no performance issues however I just ran into one, loading a large page seems to make it slow and unresponsive at times. For example there was the recent HD-DVD story on digg.com . There's a over a 1000 comments for that story and the page file is over 3MB's and makes IE unresponsive until it loads. Even after its fully loaded the scroll bar on the right seems to lockup at times.

Just to make sure it wasn't something with my machine I loaded the same page in FF even with IE still running in the background and it worked fine.

Perhaps it's just very large pages it can't handle properly?


 5:33 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

My stuff hasn’t been working for some people, or so they say. I have been suspecting ie7. These same people say things like, ‘since I updated the internet hasn’t been working well…’

Today, for the second time, I decided to load up ie7, and then removed it. The first time was a few months ago. I have an ie5.0 and is5.5 simulation that the ie7 takes over. I try to load something in the simulation and ie7 grabs it.

AOL Explorer uses ie crap. Dose anyone know if it is ie7? I’d like to be able to test in ie7 and ie6.

Anyway, I’d like to vent about MS but I doubt anyone here is a MS fan. Why can’t MS just use Mozilla source code? They stole all the Firefox formatting ideas anyway, why not just take everything and give the web development community a break? It’s a challenge just getting ordinary people to understand the difference between an e-mail address and a domain name. We shouldn’t have to worry about a software monopoly mass distributing faulty garbage that makes us look incompetent because they can’t code according to documented standards for their 80k per year.


 9:27 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Keeps crashing. Terrible!


 3:09 am on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I just accepted the Microsoft cumulative update [microsoft.com] and many of my IE7 problems improved -- especially the start-up time mentioned in the opening post. Even those this is essentially a security patch, quite a few non-security issues have also been addressed.

Mike paget dfw

 5:43 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yeah...having big issues with this...i'm rolling back!


 11:00 am on May 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

IE7 is pretty quick on my machine, 2MB, 2Ghz AMD, sata HD:-

From clicking the IE7 icon to first page rendered takes 10 seconds, for comparison Opera takes 7 and FF 8s.

For general browsing between pages Opera 'feels' by far to be the quickest, IE and FF are very similar, but I do have a lot of FF extensions installed.

Looking at memory usage with one open tab, IE- 31M, Opera - 23M, FF - 38M.

I haven't used IE7 heavily, I find myself using Opera more and more, but I haven't seen it crash, unlike FF2 which seems to hate PDF files!


 12:09 pm on May 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have installed all the updates and it seems to be acceptable for speed now but another problem has appeared. Occasionally (about once or twice per day) it won't close down by itself and I get the "not responding message".

I think they still have some work to be done on this.

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