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Process Monitor showed me that IE 9 accesses every time it loads on my system, which makes it have a 1- to 2-second delay every time it loads. (I tested this by removing my fonts -- it loaded much more quickly.)

It gets a little annoying, because it's the best handler I have for MHT files, so I don't want to switch to something else.

Is there any way to make it avoid doing that? (The "Hide Fonts" feature in Windows 7 doesn't work.)

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

There was recently a Windows Update in Win7 (or at least, the last time I turned Win7 on) to fix this very issue if I recall.

KB2505438 - Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, there are links to the download on the page.

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+1 seemed to be a Font Cache service issue. Thanks! – Mehrdad Mar 19 '12 at 17:26
In that case, is the Fontcache service running? – qweet Mar 19 '12 at 17:26
Oh, got to it just as I did. – qweet Mar 19 '12 at 17:26

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