Speed up HTTPS sites in Windows 10 IE

Speed up HTTPS sites in Windows 10 IE

Q. I'm having very slow performance in Windows 10 Internet Explorer when connecting to certain HTTPS sites. Is there anything I can do to speed this up?

A. In using Windows 10 Internet Explorer I found certain web sites loaded very slowly. The solution was to disable TLS 1.2 in IE:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Open the Internet Options (click the gear icon at the top right or press Alt + T) from the menu
  3. Select the Advanced tab
  4. Scroll down to the Security section
  5. Uncheck Use TLS 1.2
  6. Click OK

TLS stands for Transport Layer Security and is the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). By disabling TLS 1.2 it will mean TLS 1.1 will be used instead.

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