|See how you get on but I found IE became a bit unreliable on my XP. Sometimes webpages hung up. I think the reason is that it is not kept up to date to work with modern websites (only security). Worth considering an alternative browser, such as Firefox, for general use.|
As XP is nearing end of support you might care to see this:
There is a link at the bottom to part 2 which is more general stuff.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks