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[Solved - WinXP] two ie8 tasks open in task manager, one hogs memory

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when i open internet site, task manager shows two instances of ie8 are open, one of which hogs memory from the ie8 task which actually opens the site I want to be on.




Operating system:Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Service Pack 3

System root: C:\WINDOWS

Available physical memory: 254 MB

CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.06GHz

Drive Info:

C: 74.50 GB

Internet Explorer: 8.0

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Hi eilatoo! :)

The following should be a registry setting of MS internet explorer 8 ONLY.

I did not check if it could work for the following versions of MSIE.

  • Open regedit
  • navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
  • inside the panel on the right, search TabProcGrowth
  • set it to 0
  • if TabProcGrowth does not exist: create a new key DWORD and give it that name--> TabProcGrowth <-- then set it to 0

Looking forward for your kind feedback.

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Thank you so much, it definitely worked.  Such a simple solution (if one has the expertise), however, so elusive if one doesn't. I'd been trying to find the solution for some time now and only your suggestion has worked.

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