Joined: 28 Feb 2006
|Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:20 am Post subject: Windows Vista - Speed up Internet Explorer
You can speed up Internet Explorer by tweaking hidden registry values, thereby enabling your browser to get more files in fewer chunks.
Step 1. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings.
Step 2. Create a new DWORD key (in 64-bit Vista create a "DWORD (32-bit) value"), called MaxConnectionsPerServer
Step 3. Modify this key and set the base Decimal value greater than 2 (I use 10 to 15).
Step 4. Create a new DWORD key called MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server.
Step 5. Modify this key and set the base Decimal value the same as MaxConnectionsPerServer.
Step 6. Exit Registry Editor and reboot your computer.
If you ever want to undo this tweak, simply delete the two keys you made and reboot.