How to increase pc performance after windows 11 update?

Have you updated your pc to Windows 11? Feeling some lack in performance and want to optimize it. If yes then read the post below to know how you can optimize and increase the performance after the Windows 11 update on your pc.

I. Be sure that you fulfil all of the requirements as specified for Windows 11

If all of the requirements, as stated by Microsoft, meets your pc specifications, then you can clean install the Windows or update from Windows 10 to 11. The minimum requirements areas:

Processor 1 GHz or faster processor with minimum of 2 cores on a 64bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Storage 64 GB or larger storage device. The installation consumes more than 20GB of your space
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM version 2.0
Graphics card Compatible with DirectX 12 or higher with WDDM 2.0 driver
Display High definition (720p) display and 8 bits per colour channel
Internet connection and Microsoft account Windows 11 Home Edition requires an active internet connection and a Microsoft Account.

Make sure you have these before proceeding. Also if your pc meets these, you can use the PC Health Check app to examine the compatibility of your device. To get free updates, your device must be running Windows 10 version 2004 or higher.

II. Stay Updated

Though Windows 11 had several problems at the beginning of the release, after the October 12 update it has resolved most of them. The problems areas:

  1. the search box on the taskbar not responding
  2. poor internet performance
  3. memory use is not deallocated even after closing the application

So to get better performance after the Windows 11 update first you have to update your Windows to the latest version. To do this:

Go to start>>settings>>Windows Update>>Check for updates. If it shows “Updates are available,” select Install Now or Download now

III. Adjust for best performance

By default, your pc is set for the best appearance. These are high-quality video effects. This setting may slow down your pc using most of the resources to enhance appearance only. So you need to set your pc for best performance. It can be done as:

    1. In the search box, type ” adjust the appearance “ or simply “performance” . You can immediately see “adjust the appearance and performance of Windows”
    2. Click on Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows
    3. On visual effects, you can see adjust for best performance, click on it, then Apply and click Ok

You will see some differences in colours and fonts after this, but they are not so noticeable. Rather you will have improved performance after the Windows 11 update.

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All the above steps will help you improve performance after upgrading to Windows 11 and help operate Windows easily. For further queries and confusion, you can post your comments below.

Tapendra Pandey
Tapendra Pandey
Tapendra Pandey is a content creator at and he is pursuing Bachelor's Degree In Computer Engineering From Institute of Engineering (IOE) Nepal under Tribhuvan University (TU).

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