With XP IE8 is the highest version available, so an upgrade is not an option sadly.
There is no repair option either in IE. I assume that is what you mean, and not a repair or ugrade of the XP OS itself.
However all is not lost and with IE in particular many of the problems like slow loading web pages can be traced back to bad or corrupted IE Add-ons.
There is a good test for this. IE has it's own 'safe mode' where you can open it with Add-ons disabled. Go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools then find and click the "Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)" shortcut.
This will open IE with all add-ons and 3rd party toolbars disabled.
Try that and try loading your normal web pages and others. The web sites may not render or display properly because this is IE's safe mode, but as a test for speed of loading it is a good test.
If that works then you know it is an add-on or a toolbar that is slowing things down and your next step is to eliminate which one(s) is/are causing the problem.
I hope that helps.
Hi guys, I am running XP SP3, and Internet Explorer ver 8.0.6.
It takes ages to access some web sites on my desktop, laptop is fine.
So I thought maybe I could do an upgrade, repair or reload.
How would I do that?