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we have a user who did a lot research surfing the IE. he also have many psts file in Outlook.
despite changing to a new machine, he still complains of slow internet surfing. we are thinking of asking him to use google chrome rather than IE. other than this, what are some other settings and softwares that can make surfing the internet a breeze? Upgrading the bandwidth is not currently one of the consideration.
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It kind of depends on what sites is he surfing on how to increase his speed.  Without increasing bandwidth you could install an Adblock addon for what ever browser he is using. This would prevent the download of advertisements along with their images, which just makes the pages load longer with unneeded information.  

If he is hitting the same sites over and over maybe increase the size of his internet cache, so that the little widgets and menu items for more pages can be cached locally.  As well changing this not to update these cached items so often which is generally reached on the first visit per session.  

You could also look as something like OpenDNS and create and account for him to use.  This free DNS server will cache your frequently used sites, which then the more sites you visit they are quicker to load next time.  A lot of times I find that an ISP has a slow name resolution and using a 3rd party dns service can get you a fraction of a second faster browsing.
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openDNS unfortunately is not an option now...
any recommended adblock add on?
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I have only used the Opera and Firefox versions of Adlblock, but there are some Internet Explorer ones out there as well.  Just do a search for adblock + the name of your browser choice and you will have many options to choose from.  Going to have to pick the one that works best for your needs.
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can't really find an ideal solution to this....reward points for suggestion
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