MSE? You really don't want to do that.
So I don't want MSE on my system?
How do you do that in IE and Firefox?
And is such a resource hog.
iTunes is using 12K lately when playing a song. Far from a resource hog. I use an older version of iTunes.
Last XP update I did near crippled my machine. Went from a 28 sec boot time to a 4:18 boot time. They really want me to upgrade my OS.
Exactly!! This machine flies when no updates are applied.
I'm by no means an expert but have you looked at other programs that might be running in the background? Do you have several tabs open in IE and are they updating the info?
No other programs running in the background except MSE. There is over 10 scvhost.exe programs running. Not sure if that's an issue. And I have four tabs open in IE, but they are not updating until I tell them to. The four tabs are Gmail, Facebook, MTBR, and Wincustomize.