How to Speed up Windows 11 Performance; Guide 101

The new Windows 11 received good feedback and thousands of users already upgraded to it. In case your computer is not running fast as it is supposed to, try the following methods to speed up Windows 11 and make it faster and use fewer resources. This dramatically improves the performance of your computer, so you can play heavy games and browse the internet with 56 Google Chrome Tabs. This tutorial teaches you about windows 11 performance tweaks that actually work.

Windows 11 is way better than any of its predecessors, some people still using Windows 10 for many reasons. One big reason is, they’d have to buy expensive machines just to run windows 11 on it. (while many people do use alternative operating systems) Apart from forced ads and pre-defined settings, Windows 11 is the best operating system the world has ever seen.

Windows 11 Performance Tweaks

Follow these top 10 checklists and make sure your computer is running Windows 11 and let’s proceed to make it — faster.

1. Remove Built-in ads (Apps & Games)

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Windows 11 has minimal app suggestions but still unwanted apps

How to Disable Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising Completely; this guide fits perfectly with Windows 11.

Microsoft suggests apps and games in the start menu, and sometimes installs them automatically; it’s covered under Microsoft terms, so there is nothing wrong with it. Since you own the computer and have a reasonable choice whether or not to let Microsoft decide what to install on your computer.

When you finish installing Windows, open your Start menu and right-click and remove all the tiles (game and apps) that you don’t want Microsoft to install.

2. Disable Animations & Visual Effects

There is some setting in Windows 11; tweak them and take advantage by limiting animations and visual effects which directly speeds up system performance. This dramatically increases system performance, although you’ll be missing beautiful animations.

[1] Disable windows animations and visual effects; from Performance Options. Click on the start button and type performance options and select the “Adjust for best performance” option under the very first tab Visual Effects. Another option to open those settings is through the Run box, press the Win + R key, type SystemPropertiesPerformance hit the enter key.

As you can see in the image, I choose to have a few settings turned on. Turning them all off is going to hurt the UI.

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Windows 10 Performance Tweaks reducing visual effects

[2] Another way to reduce system-level animation: Head to Settings Accessibility Visual Effects ➜ and turning off the following

🚫 Turn off transparency effects in Windows 11
🙅 Automatically hide scrollbar
🙅 Turn off Animation Effect

There is also an option to remove the desktop background, but I don’t recommend blacking out your desktop screen, it won’t look great either.

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Turn animations off

3. Disable Color Settings

Open Settings > Personalization > and disable the transparency effects and optionally custom colors. Use a solid color instead of a transparent accent color. This is very useful to increase the performance and speed up your Windows 11. Check the following guide to disable the transparent colors in the taskbar and from the start menu.

Now navigate to Settings > Personalization > Accent color and do the following.

Turn off 🚫 | Show accent color on start and taskbar.
Turn off 🚫 | Show Accent Color on title bars and Windows border.

Change Taskbar Color in Windows 10 This Way – Quickfever

click to zoom | Windows 11 color settings

It will not impact much or save a lot of RAM or increase performance. However, disabling search options will make them function smoothly.

4. Increasing Virtual Memory in Windows 11

In this case, your computer has not enough RAM to handle windows 10 to increase the Virtual Memory so your apps won’t crash and the system won’t lag or freeze the next time. To increase or adjust virtual memory follow the below guide.

Virtual Memory Windows 11

How to Fix and Adjust Virtual Memory to Speed up Windows 10

5. Removing Temporary Files through Settings

It’s very basic, the more garbage will be on your computer, the slow computer will work. Though, defragmenting should be enough to run your computer as fast as it could be with your hardware spec. But when your computer does a Windows Update it increases the number of temporary files. This can indirectly affect your computer’s speed, and this is advised that you clear these temporary files once a month or twice a year.

Navigate to System > Storage > Temporary files, tick ✅ everything that you feel useless, and Remove them by clicking the Remove files button.

Type Windows + R and enter temp and %temp% and delete everything inside these two folders. There are multiple ways to delete temporary files, follow the below-detailed guide. How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10 – Quickfever

6. Disable Features

If your concern is RAM consumption, you can literally disable programs and features to save ram whenever possible. Please note that disabling program might interrupt other applications or features. It is unlikely that we are recommending you to disable all those Windows programs and features. Use your common sense and disable programs that you rarely use.

6.1 Windows Update: Well you can disable automatic updates to save both bandwidths and avoid processor stress when apps are being updated, very often. But you should know that you won’t be able to download apps from the Windows store, neither purchase music nor TV shows, you’ll have to re-enable Windows update to make them work.

  1. How to Completely Disable Automatic Windows & Defender in Windows 11
  2. How to reinstall windows store and other Built-in Windows Apps
  3. Windows 10 Store App Stuck and Not Working? Here’s how to Fix

6.2 Cortana: Cortana is no doubt useful, even funny and funnier sometimes, and understands loads of commands and questions. But if you want to get it disabled here’s how.

  1. How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10 in One-Click – Quickfever
  2. Top 60 Funny Question and Commands You can Ask Cortana
  3. Funny Things To Ask Cortana We’ve list of 300+ Commands and Q’s
  4. 20 Funny Cortana Commands you Won’t believe until you Ask Cortana

6.3 IE11: Internet Explorer shouldn’t be there when an advanced Edge browser is there. IE 11 can be uninstalled using the “add or remove windows features” app.

7. Removing and disabling programs

[1] Uninstalling Programs: You should remove all those installed programs such as rarely used programs.

[2] Disabling startup programs: You can save some RAM and CPU stress by disabling the programs when windows start. To do that open Task manager and from the “startup” tab and see if there are unwanted programs you can disable. Disabling driver related program has not advised either program those publishers is Microsoft or Google.

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Task manager startup programs

8. Refresh your Computer.

A fresh installation is required when your Windows 10 is totally messed up, here are a few guides that will help you from Downloading a Windows 10 iso to Installing on your computer.

9. Make Windows 10 boot faster.

However, if you do all the above steps regularly your Windows 10 will boot as fast as it can, a normal Windows 10 Boot is 30 Seconds. Ensure that the “Fast startup” option is turned on. To check search “Power Options” > what the power buttons do > under shutdown Settings, tick the “Turn on fast startup” option. Also, note that you won’t be able to toggle the fast startup option unless you click on the top button that reads ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable.’

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turn on fast startup in Windows 11

10. Choose accordingly

You don’t have to follow each and every step. You do not need to follow all the steps precisely. Just use common sense, analyze your computer and apply methods according to them in order to make your windows 10 faster.

1 comment
  1. This is just junk!
    Almost none of this exists in Windows 11; there is no Performance Options, there is no Visual Effects under Accesibility etc. etc.
    This is a guide for Windows 10, white labeled as if it’s for W11 while most of this doesn’t work!
    Don’t waste your time on this crap

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