Q&A: Why is Internet Explorer 10 slow to load the first page?

ieQuestion from Randy F:.  Rick, I took your suggestion and upgraded to I.E. 10 and it was a great move. It’s a lot faster than I.E. 9!

But there is one problem: When I.E. is loaded the first time it takes forever to load the first web page. But after that, every other page loads in a jiffy. This started when I installed I.E. 10. Do you know how I can fix this? Thanks!

Rick‘s answer:  Randy, this is a common problem with Internet Explorer that goes way back to the earliest versions. For some reason some I.E. installations have trouble initially detecting the PC’s Lan settings. Here’s how to fix the problem of I.E. hanging on the first page load: 

1 – Load Internet Explorer and navigate to:

Tools>Internet Options>Connections>Lan Settings.

2 – Uncheck the box beside Automatically detect settings and click Ok, then click Ok again.

That should take care of the problem. Please let me know how it works out for you.

Update from Randy:  That worked like a charm Rick. Thanks!


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