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Old September 8th 05, 10:21 PM
Helter_Skelter
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Hi,
I have just Upgraded from Windows XP SP1 to SP2.
In preparation I Virus Scanned Using McAfee V9.
I Also scanned for spyware using the latest versions of:
a) Spyware Doctor 3.2.1.359
b) Spybot 1.04
c) AdAware 1.06r1
I defragged the drive and emptyied the temp file folders
and cleaered the IE6 browser cache.

On completion of Install I defragged and started using
the new version of IE6. I found that the internet performance
considerably slower than SP1 at a variety of different
times of the day using a set of 10 websites home pages.
I also have Firefox (1.06) installed and was suprised that it's
performance was considerably better than IE6.

IE6 SP1 3 secs to load a page
IE6 SP2 = 10 secs
Firefox SP2 = 3 secs

I read on another forum that DISABLING the Firewall service
(services.msc) and relying on my 3rd Party Firewall (ZoneAlarm 6.x Free)
would improve matters.
It has reduced the IE6 SP2 value = 7 secs


Has anyone got any ideas how I can reduce the time to load a Page?
In order to do these tests I cleared the cache each time, and cleared the
History as well (am not sure if # cookies effects performance).
It is also puzzling that the time to load a page AFTER the home
page has been loaded (ie within the site) is = 5 secs in IE6 SP2.
So it seems that there is more happening to pull the first page than
subsequent pages from the same Website?

Ideas appreciated

Cheers

Helter_Skelter

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Old September 8th 05, 10:47 PM
PA Bear
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The system performance is slow after you install Windows XP Service Pack
2 or upgrade to Windows XP with Service Pack 2:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=898583

[Thanks, Bitz!]

The hard disk space requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=837783
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), AH-VSOP

Helter_Skelter wrote:
Hi,
I have just Upgraded from Windows XP SP1 to SP2.
In preparation I Virus Scanned Using McAfee V9.
I Also scanned for spyware using the latest versions of:
a) Spyware Doctor 3.2.1.359
b) Spybot 1.04
c) AdAware 1.06r1
I defragged the drive and emptyied the temp file folders
and cleaered the IE6 browser cache.

On completion of Install I defragged and started using
the new version of IE6. I found that the internet performance
considerably slower than SP1 at a variety of different
times of the day using a set of 10 websites home pages.
I also have Firefox (1.06) installed and was suprised that it's
performance was considerably better than IE6.

IE6 SP1 3 secs to load a page
IE6 SP2 = 10 secs
Firefox SP2 = 3 secs

I read on another forum that DISABLING the Firewall service
(services.msc) and relying on my 3rd Party Firewall (ZoneAlarm 6.x Free)
would improve matters.
It has reduced the IE6 SP2 value = 7 secs


Has anyone got any ideas how I can reduce the time to load a Page?
In order to do these tests I cleared the cache each time, and cleared the
History as well (am not sure if # cookies effects performance).
It is also puzzling that the time to load a page AFTER the home
page has been loaded (ie within the site) is = 5 secs in IE6 SP2.
So it seems that there is more happening to pull the first page than
subsequent pages from the same Website?

Ideas appreciated

Cheers

Helter_Skelter

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Old September 8th 05, 10:52 PM
Andrew E.
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With SP2,in firewall,have you added any exceptions,IE defiently needs
to be added.Also,mcafee version 8 (not sure with9) but is a real hog
on useing alot of resources,8 actually takes over the firewall in SP2,knowing
mcafee b.s. its no wonder web pages even open,9 is probably worse....

"Helter_Skelter" wrote:

Hi,
I have just Upgraded from Windows XP SP1 to SP2.
In preparation I Virus Scanned Using McAfee V9.
I Also scanned for spyware using the latest versions of:
a) Spyware Doctor 3.2.1.359
b) Spybot 1.04
c) AdAware 1.06r1
I defragged the drive and emptyied the temp file folders
and cleaered the IE6 browser cache.

On completion of Install I defragged and started using
the new version of IE6. I found that the internet performance
considerably slower than SP1 at a variety of different
times of the day using a set of 10 websites home pages.
I also have Firefox (1.06) installed and was suprised that it's
performance was considerably better than IE6.

IE6 SP1 3 secs to load a page
IE6 SP2 = 10 secs
Firefox SP2 = 3 secs

I read on another forum that DISABLING the Firewall service
(services.msc) and relying on my 3rd Party Firewall (ZoneAlarm 6.x Free)
would improve matters.
It has reduced the IE6 SP2 value = 7 secs


Has anyone got any ideas how I can reduce the time to load a Page?
In order to do these tests I cleared the cache each time, and cleared the
History as well (am not sure if # cookies effects performance).
It is also puzzling that the time to load a page AFTER the home
page has been loaded (ie within the site) is = 5 secs in IE6 SP2.
So it seems that there is more happening to pull the first page than
subsequent pages from the same Website?

Ideas appreciated

Cheers

Helter_Skelter

 




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