Windows is an optimal operating system that takes advantage of your computer’s resources to offer a great experience. In the same way, today we will tell you 10 tricks to improve the performance of a laptop with Windows 11. So if you have a computer that you want to get the most out of, then you have come to the right place. Try it and draw your conclusions!
After 6 years without releasing a version of Windows, Windows 11 came to the market in 2011. Among several of its advantages, it brings a new, much more minimalist interface, an improved file explorer, and better window management. However, not all users get the most out of it.
HOW TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF A WINDOWS 11 LAPTOP WITH 10 TRICKS
Discover which are the 10 most effective tricks to improve the performance of a laptop with Windows 10. Do you want to make the most of everything your computer has for you? Then put these simple tricks into practice.
REMOVE PROGRAMS THAT LOAD AT STARTUP
A useful trick to lower the amount of RAM used when you turn on your computer, as well as the boot time. Keep in mind that apps that load on startup run during the boot process and stay open in the background even if you are not going to use them. Want to disable them? Then do the following:
- Press the Windows key and type Task Manager;
- Click on the More details option;
- Go to the Startup tab and right-click on the programs you want to disable;
- Choose the corresponding option.
That’s it! Ideally, you should disable the programs that you are not going to use and the ones that have the most impact. This will help you to improve the performance of your Windows 11 laptop.
DO NOT INSTALL AN ANTIVIRUS
Windows 11 comes with Microsoft Defender, an effective security tool that is just as effective as any antivirus. This will allow you to perform analysis and protection in real-time. We are talking about the best antivirus that could have your laptop with Windows 11. The antivirus is executed in the background, reason why they consume enough resources like memory RAM, CPU, and others. By leaving them aside, Microsoft Defender becomes the only antivirus solution and its resource consumption is minimal.
CLOSES PROGRAMS IN THE BACKGROUND
In case you didn’t know, closing programs and applications in the background helps you to improve CPU, GPU, and network consumption. This process depends on how you use the operating system and the programs you have installed, but it improves performance easily and instantly. Just follow these simple steps:
- Press the Windows key and type Task Manager;
- Click on the more details option and go to the Processes tab;
- Right-click on the ones you want to terminate and choose the corresponding option.
That’s it! Remember that not all processes are active and consuming resources, so choose wisely those you want to close. As you have just seen, this is a fairly simple trick.
DISABLE THE VBS OPTION
VBS is a feature that protects the system against malware whose benefits are unquestionable, but it can reduce system performance noticeably (especially in games). However, you can disable it by doing this:
- Tap the Windows key and type Kernel Isolation.
- Enter the first result and disable the option that appears there (if nothing appears it means it is already disabled).
- Restart the computer so that the configuration is applied and that’s it, you have already disabled the VBS option.
ENABLE POWER MODE
Power mode reduces power consumption and provides a correct level of performance by determining how the computer behaves. This could be ideal for when you need to maximize your battery life, but not for using demanding applications. Want to try it? Then just press the Windows key, type Energy and click on the first result, there you can switch to the best performance plan and that’s it, it’s very easy.
IT LOWERS THE EFFECTS AND ANIMATIONS OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM
Leaving aside the pretty part of the operating system helps to improve the performance of Windows 11. So if you want to lower the effects and animations, just be sure to follow these steps:
- Go to Settings and get into Personalization;
- Go to Colors and disable transparency effects;
- Go to Accessibility on the left side and disable transparency effects and animations;
- To finish, tap the Windows key and type View Advanced system settings. Enter the first result, go to Advanced Options, Performance, Settings, and under Visual Effects choose Better Performance.
DEFRAGMENTS THE HARD DISK
A process that we recommend doing twice a month. Why? Because disk defragmentation groups those pieces of data that are from the same program and are spread over different sections of the disk, making the unit improve its access times and performance. To do this, just follow these steps:
- Press the Windows key and type Optimize and Defragment Drives;
- Enter the first result, choose the unit that you want to optimize, and let Windows 11 do its magic.
You only have to do that, because right next to each unit you will see the time that it has been without optimizing and if it is advisable to execute the process. It is impossible to make it easier!
FREE UP DISK SPACE
A great way to improve the performance of a Windows 11 laptop is to free up disk space. To do this, press the Windows key and type Free up space. After entering the first result, choose the storage drive on which you want to free up space. There will appear a window with the amount of space you can free and different additional options to maximize the freed space.
REMOVE THE APPLICATIONS THAT YOU DO NOT NEED
By deleting applications you don’t need, you free up resources and prevent them from reappearing in the background. Tap the Windows key and type Add and Remove Programs. After you enter the first result, a list of installed applications and programs will appear. Just choose the ones you want to remove and you are done.
DO A MAINTENANCE TO THE OPERATING SYSTEM
To make maintenance your laptop with Windows 11 is the simplest thing. Just press the key of Windows + R to open execute. When the text box pops up, copy and paste the following command without the quotes “%systemroot% system32msdt.exe -id MaintenanceDiagnostic”. Press the Enter key to open the System Maintenance Tool, so you can check for problems and fix them (if they exist). Quick and easy!