How to Make Internet Explorer Run Faster

by WilliamHanz

Internet Explorer can be enhanced to run faster by changing certain settings in the "Internet Options" screen. Files that are saved by IE can also be deleted in order to increase the browser's speed. While the speed of Internet Explorer can be increased by changing these settings and removing these files, the browser is ultimately limited by the speed of your Internet connection.

Open the Internet Explorer browser from your desktop or from the Windows Start menu. Click the "Tools" button located on the menu bar toward the top of the Internet Explorer window. Select "Internet Options" from the drop-down list that appears.

Hit the button labeled "Delete" under the "Browsing History" heading in the window that opens. Click to add a check to the empty white boxes next to each of the options in the Delete Browsing History window that opens. Click the "Delete" button at the bottom.

Click on the "Settings" button when you are brought back to the Internet Options window. Click the image of an arrow pointing downward next to the text that reads "Days to keep pages in history" until the number in the box changes to one. Click "OK" at the bottom of the window.

Click on the "Advanced" tab that appears in the top-right corner of the Internet Options window. Locate the "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" setting under the "Security" heading on this screen. Click the white box next to this text to place a check mark in it.

Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the Internet Options window to save these changes. Close Internet Explorer and reopen it. The changes are now saved.

About the Author

Hailing from Arizona, William Hanz has been writing on a wide variety of subjects for nearly 2 years. His articles have appeared on several popular websites such as AssociatedContent.com. Hanz attended the University of Arizona majoring in computer science with a minor in English.

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