I just received my new Dell Inspiron 530 (2.20 GHz, 800 FSB 2GB Ram) running Vista home Premium Edition with Internet Explorer 7.0.6000.16575. My problem is that when IE's "Protected Mode" is on as recommended for security, IE7 runs excessively slowly, taking up a minute or more to build a page element by element. The slowness is instantly solved by turning off protected mode and suffering the warnings. It runs so slowly that it is unusable in protected mode. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?