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IE9 runs and loads slow on windows 7

by on Nov.07, 2012, under Techie

Had an odd issue today I had to fix on a laptop with Internet Explorer 9 running under Windows 7 64-bit. The browser to load slowly and hang at times and then when it would be running web pages would load very slowly. After a lot of trial and error I found an article on Microsoft website where people were talking about how they had to remove KB2699988 to fix the problem. I ended up removing KB2699988 (isn’t trying to re-install now?), disabling “Enable Protected Mode” (under Security tab of Internet Options) and for this laptop I also had to turn on “Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering” as found under the Advanced tab of Internet Options.

Mostly posting this here so I remember how to fix it in the future and maybe someone else will fix this useful.

P.S. I wouldn’t advise removing KB2699988 unless you have too.

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