Get significant speed gains from some configuration changes in IE8
Luckily, I have discovered a solution that improves IE8 Speeds hugely on my PC — regsvr32 actxprxy.dll — from the command prompt. This command re-registers the ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library — which controls ActiveX/COM object interfaces — or in normal English translation — allows your PC to load IE faster. This results in seriously increased performance and therefore with some other minor tweaks — allows you to have a smoother IE8 experience. To get it all happening simply follow these steps in Vista:
1. Press the Start Button and type into the Search Bar — cmd.
2. It will appear under the Programs list, and you can right click on it and Run as Administrator.
3. A new black window will appear with the command line window on c:Windowssystem32>.
4. Type into this window regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
5. A prompt should appear with DllRegisterServer in actxprxy.dll succeeded. Click OK & Restart your PC.
6. You can stop here — but if you don’t notice any improvements continue.
7. Once restarted open IE8, go to Tools → Internet Options → Advanced → Reset (this will reset browser to default settings)
8. Close & Restart the Browser and you will go through the Welcome to IE8 screens again — here is where you need to adjust things:
- Select Suggested Sites — No
- Select Custom Settings
- Set your Default Search Engine (Google, Yahoo or Bing)
- Select Yes to Updates
- Select Turn Off Accelerators
- Select Smart Screen On
- Select Compatibility View Off
9. Once this is done, you should see some serious improvements in your browsing and rendering experience :)
Drop a note in the comments if this has worked for you!