limit to # of IE windows opened?

July 21, 2005 at 12:28:00
Specs: windows xp sp2, p4 2.8 775; 512 ddr2

is there a limit to the # of IE windows opened simultanteously? my friend says that when he's on a certain website (friendster), and he uses the "open in new window" function, eventually it says "page cannot be displayed."

speaking of "page cannot be displayed," sometimes that happens to me although my internet connection is fine. i know the website isn't down, because if i refresh it several times, eventually it'll work. this doesn't only pertain to one website, so i know it's a problem on my end. problem with router? bear in mind the website does eventually work. this problem isn't constant; it happens occasionally.


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#1
July 21, 2005 at 12:53:14

There's a limit, but it's not in the number of windows you can open. The limit is in the maximum number of connections you can have open.

The following page will describe how to increase this number:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/183110/

That said, I feel like I'm telling you how to drive somewhere by using only left-turns.

Why are you opening up so many windows? If you want to browse multiple sites or pages, just use a more up-to-date browser that'll let you use tabs. Use almost any browser except Internet Explorer, and you'll find your browsing experience to be much more pleasant. Just download something like Firefox or Opera and start making some right-turns too.


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July 21, 2005 at 19:50:36

My boy was doing a test for school, putting different amounts of ram into a machine. He was up to like 60 IE windows with no problem.
If websites are very busy you might get that error if they time out. It might also be a problem with the dns that your isp uses, you might try calling them about it.

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