How to Disable Hardware Acceleration in IE 9

IE9LogoOne of the stand out feature which makes the latest Internet Explorer 9 special than Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or any other browser is its Hardware acceleration which uses Graphical processing unit of the computer which helps your web pages to render at a faster rate which offers next-generation experiences with GPU-powered HTML5 graphics.

With the combination of hardware acceleration and Graphical processing unit pages are graphically rendered and in turn produce more accelerated graphics. The latest internet explorer 9 uses Hardware Graphics accelaration which may sometimes slow down your internet speed. You can simply disable it by a simple procedure which is given below.

Generally by default, the GPU rendering is enabled, which you can disable the same but also to speed up your internet experience you can also disable the add ons in the latest Internet Explorer 9 so that the add ons don’t eat up your internet bandwidth which sometimes results in slower internet speed.

Procedure to disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration:

  • Firstly, Open the latest Internet Explorer 9 browser and then click on “settings” icon which is located in the top right side of the IE 9 home screen.

internet options

  • Now, after clicking on settings icon, a drop down list will be popping out and then click on “Internet Options”.

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  • After you click on “Internet Options” option, click on “Advanced tab” which is located on top right side of the internet options screen. In the settings option, dis select the option of Accelerated graphics option “Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering”. Now, click on “Ok” tab. Please note, the changes will only take place only after Internet Explorer 9 is re started.

So, in just 3 simple steps you have successfully disabled the hardware acceleration and now the software rendering will be used instead of GPU rendering which will surely speed up your internet experience.

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