5 Tips to speed up Your Windows 11 Computer
Even if you have a computer that meets all of Windows 11’s requirements, such as an Intel 8th generation or later CPU, TPM, Secure Boot, or a Windows Precision touchpad, you may notice a slowdown following the update. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of five practical suggestions for speeding up your Windows 11 computer.
1. StartupApps must be disabled
A sluggish system may cause a slowdown due to several launches and background programs using RAM and CPU. Steps for deactivating some start-up programs:
- Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keyboard shortcut to open Task Manager, then choose the Startup Apps tab.
- Deactivate an unwanted start startup app on the Disable button in the SStartupapplications section.
2. Increase the Memory Capacity
Second only to the CPU in importance is system memory, or RAM. As a result, the CPU can quickly execute orders and operate numerous apps without any lag, thanks to storing bits of temporary data.
It’s also recommended that you increase your Windows 11 PC’s RAM, which, as per our guideline, should have a higher clock speed and ECC error correction in addition to the greater capacity.
3. It’s time to clean out your computer to improve airflow
Thermal throttling, which lowers your PC’s CPU clock speed and general performance, may be caused by an overheated CPU, albeit this is unusual.
Your computer’s CPU can run more efficiently if it receives enough ventilation via frequent cleaning and dusting, which lowers the risk of overheating.
4. Upgrade to a solid-state drive (SSD)
A mechanical HDD (Hard Disk Drive) that is significantly older and slower than a modern solid-state drive (SSD) is the second most prevalent cause of a sluggish Windows 11 PC after a lack of adequate RAM (Solid State Drive).
It may seem expensive initially, but moving from an HDD to an SDD is the future of storage and provides much-improved performance over a long time.
5. Empty Cache and Temporary Files
Apps and programs use the system’s cache or temporary files to execute tasks more quickly. If you’re Windows 11 PC, the built-up cache can slow down its speed over time rather than aiding it.
Consequently, it’s a good idea to do the following actions regularly:
- Look for “Temporary Files” in the “Settings” menu.
- You may remove all the extra files displayed in the picture below by clicking on Remove files in the Temporary files section.