September 8, 2004


... Suggested by Ricky (
This tip works with ALL Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 releases AND MS Internet Explorer 4/5/6/newer.

This Registry fix speeds up internet/remote (using Windows Explorer and/or Internet Explorer) browsing process considerably on most MS Windows 32-bit machines connected to a network/remote computer(s).
This actually fixes a BUG in MS Windows OSes that scan shared (remote) folders/files across network(s) for Scheduled Tasks and Printer Checking, and can add a delay as long as 30 seconds (!), because it uses extra time to search the remote computer(s). :(
First make sure *all* Windows Explorer and MS IE instances are closed.
Then run Regedit and go to:


In the left hand pane highlight these 2 subkeys:

{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} = Scheduled Tasks

{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} = Printer Checking

and delete them: right-click on each -> select Delete -> click OK.

RECOMMENDED: Export (BACKUP) this Registry key to a REG file FIRST, to be able to restore it (by running the REG file) if necessary. In Regedit: highlight the key name in the left hand pane -> click "Registry" from the menu -> select "Export Registry File..." -> type a file name in the "File name" field -> browse to the destination of your choice -> push the Save button.

This Registry change takes effect immediately.
Just start MS IE while connected to the network/internet to see the difference. :)

NOTE: Upgrading to a future MS Internet Explorer release or reinstalling it may add these values to your Registry *again*, therefore you may need to delete them *again* after (re)installing MS IE. :(


If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact me by Email or by phone.


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