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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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15. Speeding Up the Internet

Customizing Internet Explorer is one way to have the Internet your way in Windows 7, but it’s just part of the picture. The other way to optimize the Internet on your system is to speed up your browsing—by whatever means possible!

Things That Slow Down Web Browsing

There are many things that can slow down your web browsing. Some of these issues have to do with your browser, others with your Internet connection itself.

Understanding Connection Speed

Let’s start with your Internet connection, which is one of two types: dial-up or broadband. Dial-up is the older and much slower technology, while broadband connections are significantly faster. It goes without saying, if you’re still connecting via dial-up, you will ...

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