Best answer by RetiredTripleHelixView original
Forum Trouble with Win. XP
I have been having trouble with the Webroot Forum loading on my XP computer using IE-8. This has been happening for awhile and it seems the more posts in a thread the longer it takes to load. This happens on both XP machines. I have done all I could, clean cookies / IE / defrag etc. and it's still doing it. I have no problems with FF on the forum. This only happens on the Webroot Forum. Other forums load normal with IE-8.
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Done what you stated, still the same.
I have visited this Community and it loads as fast as any other site with similar amount of content. IE 8, XP Home SP3 32bit. Would you mind emphasizing on 'except on some posts on this forum'?
I visited her a few weeks back and wanted to look at this forum and I have to say that browsing this forum was very very very slow. On the upside other sites loaded fine and reasonably quickly (considering the age of the laptop). This forum was clearly slower than other sites. True is that I didn't attach great importance to this slow browsing.
Sorry I cannot help you more because I don't have any XP machine available now.
However, I confirm your experience with the slow browsing of this forum on XP machines. Hope Webroot techies will solve it soon.
1. Go to one of the pages having the issue.
2. Hit F12 to bring up the dev console.
3. Switch back to the page and refresh it
4. Switch back to the dev console and either copy/paste or screenshot the errors that will probably appear in the "console" area on the right side.
5. Post them here, and I'll take a look.
Cursory inspection in an IE8 browser running XP on this end gives me an idea as to what might be happening, but I don't know how it only would have began for you just a few weeks ago.
I'll see what I can do if you can provide that troubleshooting info.
Alternatively, you could always update to IE9. IE8 doesn't support many modern web conventions. It is, after all, a browser that is 4 years old and saw a replacement (IE9) released for it 2 years ago. While it will still work for web browsing, it is kind of like running a steam engine down the tracks of a bullet train, to borrow some language from Google.
Anyway, if you post the error log, I can have a look.
If you find to be indecent please remove as I'm going offline for a few hours. ;)
This is from the "Good Morning" thread:
I bought the Dell computer many years ago from QVC before Vista was released. It came with an "Express Upgrade to Windows Vista" DVD. I could do a upgrade from XP to Vista, but that may be like "jumping from the frying pan into the fire". :S
I'm still looking for a good New Win 7 Desktop, Win 8 tooooo many bugs from what I hear. 😉
I have actually come to like the OS. Lots of nice features.