XP Home. 1gb ram 2.2mghz, BT Broadband connection, since loading IE7 it takes minutes to open a web site and load graphics. Anyone else having slow connection problems since IE7 installed, and is there a setting i should change. I disabled the Phsishing device or whatever it is called. Emails are fine, just the web access is approaching unusable.
Try Firefox! I've had problems with IE7 too as have many others if you look at forum postings. Web pages not loading, Favourites not working, pages not decoding. Hopefully MS will sort these out if they know about them, but in the meantime try a different browser.
It sounds like you may have old add ons which do not work with IE7. If you have toolbars like google or similar uninstall and reinstall you should the get the latest IE7 compliant version.
The other recommended route is to re introduce the add ons one by one until you find the culprit. tools, internet options, programs, manage add ons.
You will need some to access some web content eg flashplayer for web baes video or java for web sites which use it for features. It all can be sorted by updates however. Post back here with any difficulties.