When you change PC, it is often the significantly better performance of the new computer that you appreciate the most. If over time, your PC loses speed and becomes more laborious to use, it may not be necessary to invest in a new PC. Windows 11 offers several options to improve its performance and significantly increase its speed.
There are many reasons to want to speed up Windows 11 such as your budget did not allow you to offer yourself a racehorse and your computer performance disappoints you a bit. We discuss here several operations to make the Windows 11 of your PC faster and thus gain inefficiency.
5 ways to speed up Windows 11
1. Disable startup apps on Windows 11
When you turn on your Windows 11 PC, some software starts automatically. This function is especially useful for the software that you use every day. Often, however, some programs slip into autostart when you don’t need them, or rarely. These applications will then run in the background after their automatic start and consume RAM, which is so precious. It is for this reason that Windows gives you the possibility to manually edit the autostart list in the task manager. From the task manager, you can choose the desired program with a left-click and then click on the “Deactivate” button at the bottom right.
2. Remove unwanted Windows 11 Apps
On the Internet, one can find a large number of software and tools to download for free. It is therefore very tempting to try the most varied applications. Yet even if you don’t use software, it takes up valuable storage space, which negatively impacts your computer’s performance. You are advised to regularly check the list of installed software and applications. Uninstall the ones you don’t need to speed up Windows 11. To do this, Open Windows settings > Applications > If you identify an application that you are not using, select it by clicking on it> Uninstall button.
3. Defragment your Windows 11 PC
Your computer saves data in individual blocks and reads them when needed. The order of these fragments gets confused over time when you delete data or re-save existing files. These processes separate interrelated blocks which results in a loss of reading speed. Defragmenting your hard disk reorganizes your data and speeds up the operation of Windows 11. This not only increases the speed, but also the lifespan of your data medium. In order to defragment a hard drive go to Windows Explorer> This PC> Right-click on the hard drive whose data you want to reorganize> Properties> Optimize> Select the desired hard disk again> Click on Optimize button.
4. Disable background apps
Windows 11 runs many background applications over time to provide you with continuous information and notifications, such as with an Email client. However, this feature takes up RAM, which has a negative impact on overall performance. Windows this time also gives the possibility to manually control the execution of the applications in the background and to deactivate this function in its entirety or for certain software.
5. Clear all types of cache in Windows 11
All computer systems have what is called a cache: a buffer space in which software stores data for quick access at any time. This memory, however, retains data that is no longer useful and overloads the system. Regularly clearing the cache is one of the most important solutions to speed up Windows 11. Go to Disk Cleanup > Choose the disk you want to clean> confirm by clicking OK> Select the files to delete then confirm by clicking on OK.