MS IE 11 constantly 'crashes' and 'freezes' my Win 7 64 Bit

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    Jan 13, 2016 11:02 PM GMT
    There doesn't seem to be anything i can do to fix Internet Explorer 11, except for trying a complete uninstall and reinstall. Anyone using earlier versions of IE will be forced onto IE 11 anyway

    I also use Chrome browser, but more and more. Why does IE 11 start and stop constantly on my Windows 7 machine but Chrome has no problems and runs pretty smooth? I constantly get, either script runs, page suddenly stopped errors, please wait messages while it trys to load a page, page not found errors. I constantly have to clear IE 11 cookies and browsing history, but this does no good in helping the stability of IE 11 on my machine. I get a huge amount of Flash Player updates that it appears, IE 11 cant handle

    With all the support ending for older Windows versions and older IE versions, the integrity of IE 11 has gone to hell and a hand basket. With everyone being forced into using IE 11 and cutting off updates to this, what is left to use? There will be no IE 12 version, IE 11 is it! and IE 11 is a piece of shit right now, I didn't have these problems when i first switched from IE 8 that came with my machine and updated to IE 11. IE 11 now freezes every dam day and I am forced to use Chrome to get work done icon_twisted.gif



    Microsoft slashes IE support, sets 'huge' edict for Jan. 2016
    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2490996/microsoft-windows/microsoft-slashes-ie-support--sets--huge--edict-for-jan--2016.html
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    Jan 14, 2016 12:27 AM GMT
    lots of internet browsers to pick from. I usually keep 2 or 3 installed. They all do about the same thing.
  • rnch

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    Jan 14, 2016 12:57 AM GMT
    IE would crash several times per day for e, when viewing FB esp.

    I switched to Firefox with no more crashing.
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    Jan 14, 2016 1:11 AM GMT
    All browsers suck; they just all suck at different things in different ways so you may or may not notice the miserable failings in any particular one of them depending on how you use it. That said, IE is the worst of the worst.

    This is a pretty looney suggestion, but if you're a glutton for punishment you could always run Linux in a *small* VM (1.5-2GB RAM, 1-2 cores if you have that much to spare) for nothing but web browsing. Any time you are stuck with uninstall-and-reinstall as your go-to solution for anything, a virtual machine becomes a more likely viable shortcut; just take a snapshot at clean install time and roll back whenever you would normally have to reinstall something.

    You can technically do the same thing with an unactivated Windows install, but you have to take a snapshot at *just* the right time if you want to roll back and get your activation window back.

    For what it's worth, there are major security benefits to web browsing inside a VM; it insulates any malicious internet code from the rest of your machine. However, it's far more work than most people want to go to.
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    Jan 14, 2016 1:13 AM GMT
    What the hell are you looking at that you need to run a Linux VM to see it so it doesn't spill malware everywhere?
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    Jan 14, 2016 1:29 AM GMT
    javelin7 saidWhat the hell are you looking at that you need to run a Linux VM to see it so it doesn't spill malware everywhere?


    Long story, but Firefox in Linux has a cache management algorithm that causes it to use some X% of system RAM for itself; this is great until you try to run something else at the same time, which causes Firefox to give itself near-memory-leak characteristics competing for what it considers its rightful share of system memory. If you only give it 2GB, though, it doesn't know any better.

    That said, my work VPN takes over my entire TCP/IP stack, which means if I forget to close it at the end of the day, somebody somewhere may well have a log of my late-night browsing, which they may investigate since Cisco would be drawing my high-bandwidth video streams through work's internet connection. icon_redface.gif

    So I have a VM for particularly... sensitive... media browsing, and another to contain the VPN just in case. I don't usually need them (the process of setting them up basically taught me everything I need to know to avoid 'crossing the streams', as it were) but I'm glad I have them. icon_confused.gif
  • mystery905

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    Jan 14, 2016 2:08 AM GMT
    IE 11 has been rock solid for me under Windows 10 x64.
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    Jan 14, 2016 2:34 AM GMT
    mystery905 saidIE 11 has been rock solid for me under Windows 10 x64.



    I am sure your Win 10 came with IE 11 when you bought your system, my Win 7 x64 professional, came with IE 8. What forced me to originally update to IE 11 was Yahoo! mail when they upgraded their webmail service a few years ago (which still sucks but they have worked out their own bugs with IE 11)

    I may give Firefox a try icon_confused.gif

  • mystery905

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    Jan 14, 2016 2:59 AM GMT
    ELNathB said
    mystery905 saidIE 11 has been rock solid for me under Windows 10 x64.



    I am sure your Win 10 came with IE 11 when you bought your system, my Win 7 x64 professional, came with IE 8. What forced me to originally update to IE 11 was Yahoo! mail when they upgraded their webmail service a few years ago (which still sucks but they have worked out their own bugs with IE 11)

    I may give Firefox a try icon_confused.gif



    Yes, Firefox is a good alternative. I don't use it because it's not compatible with some of the work intranet sites I visit.

    Another thing you can do is upgrade to Windows 10 icon_smile.gif

    If you don't like it you can always go back...
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    Jan 14, 2016 3:16 AM GMT
    mystery905 said
    ELNathB said
    mystery905 saidIE 11 has been rock solid for me under Windows 10 x64.



    I am sure your Win 10 came with IE 11 when you bought your system, my Win 7 x64 professional, came with IE 8. What forced me to originally update to IE 11 was Yahoo! mail when they upgraded their webmail service a few years ago (which still sucks but they have worked out their own bugs with IE 11)

    I may give Firefox a try icon_confused.gif



    Yes, Firefox is a good alternative. I don't use it because it's not compatible with some of the work intranet sites I visit.

    Another thing you can do is upgrade to Windows 10 icon_smile.gif

    If you don't like it you can always go back...




    Nah, my Win 7 pro has been trouble free since I bought my one Terabit system Oct 2009, the launch of 7, I got one of the first Win 7 machines at Best Buy, over 6 years old now!

    Its too bad Microsoft had to fuck up internet explorer so badly, especially the horrendous use of adobe flash player


    10 reasons you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 10
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/2972298/microsoft-windows/10-reasons-you-shouldnt-upgrade-to-windows-10.html

    Review: New Windows 10 version still can't beat Windows 7
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/3004038/microsoft-windows/review-new-windows-10-version-1511-still-cant-beat-windows-7.html#tk.ifw-infsb

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    Jan 14, 2016 5:32 PM GMT


    The best web browser to replace obsolete Internet Explorer is...
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-best-web-browsers-to-replace-obsolete-internet-explorer/#ftag=YHFb1d24ec

    Apparently, Google Chrome



    While IE 11 is excellent on Windows 10. It doesn't perform that well on Windows 7.

    There are several reasons why Microsoft is so insistent that you upgrade to Windows 10. This is one of them. Edge, the Windows 10 specific browser, and IE 10 simply run better on the same hardware with Windows 10 than on earlier versions of Windows.
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    Jan 14, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
    "Just get rid of it!" Even when it's not in use, it hogs space. I've been using Chrome for nearly 2 years now and it - and the whopping 4G RAM I upgraded it to icon_eek.gif - makes my 10 y.o. laptop run like it's new. icon_cool.gif