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    Internet Explorer 6 SP1 Update: Slow Performance When You Use Internet Explorer 6 SP1 to View MIME Type File Attachments

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    When you use Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to view a MIME type file attachment that is handled by a custom ActiveX control, it may take a long time to view the file, particularly if the file is very large.
    • Version:

      SP1

      File Name:

      q818857.exe

      Date Published:

      10/2/2003

      File Size:

      304 KB

        When you use Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to view a MIME type file attachment that is handled by a custom ActiveX control, it may take a long time to view the file, particularly if the file is very large. This behavior is different from what you experience in Internet Explorer 6.0 and earlier in the same scenario. Internet Explorer 6.0 and earlier versions create an instance of the ActiveX control before the file is downloaded to the cache. However, in Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1, the file is downloaded to the cache immediately -- before an instance of the ActiveX control is created. For performance reasons, this behavior is not optimal, particularly when you view large files.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

        This update applies to Internet Explorer 6 SP1 with the following operating systems:
        • Windows XP SP1
        • Windows XP
        • Windows 2000 SP4
        • Windows 2000 SP3
        • Windows 2000 SP2
        • Windows 98 SE
        • Windows Millenium
        • Windows NT 4.0 SP6A
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