How to Reduce Internet Explorer 7 Memory Usage

Written by james stone
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Higher than normal memory usage in Internet Explorer 7 may slow down browsing speeds considerably. The typical problem usually involves an Internet Explorer memory leak, which slowly draws system resources to other processes for use towards the browser. Reducing the memory usage will allow Internet Explorer to regain full browser speed once more. Windows troubleshooter will automatically resolve performance issues for you after running the utility.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and then click the 'Control Panel" link.

  2. 2

    Click the "System and Security" heading and then click the "Troubleshoot common computer problems" option under the "Action Center" section. The Performance window displays on screen.

  3. 3

    Click the "Next" button and Windows will automatically scan for issues related to Internet Explorer 7 and resolve automatically. Click the "Close" button to finish the process.

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  • If other Windows related issues were slowing down your system they will display and Windows will resolve them during the troubleshooting process.

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