7 Tips to fast a Slow Windows 11 Computer in Less Than 10 Minutes

There are various reasons that slow down your PC, take a few minutes to try out these tips to fix Windows 11 Slow performance, Make faster your PC/Laptop

There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. Especially after the Windows 11 23H2 Update, If you notice the Laptop freezes, or not responding, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up Windows 11 version 23H2.

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There are various reasons that slow down your PC, Such as

  • You Have Too Many Startup Programs
  • Windows system files get corrupted, missing,
  • You’re Running Too Many Programs at Once
  • Your Hard Drive Is Low on Space
  • Incorrect power plan settings,
  • And more. Whatever the reason, here we have a few tips to improve PC performance in Windows 11

How to fix Windows 11 Slow performance

Before getting started, We recommend check and Make sure you have the latest updates for Windows and device drivers.

  • Open the Settings app using the Windows + I keyboard shortcut,
  • Click on Update & security then Windows Update,
  • Now hit the check for updates button to download the latest Windows update files from the Microsoft server, if available.
  • Restart Windows to apply the updates.

When you check for updates, your PC will also search for the latest device drivers, which can also improve your PC’s performance.

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Also, perform a full system scan with the latest updated antivirus to make sure virus/malware infection is not causing the issue.

Uninstall Unused Programs

If you have installed a number of unused apps installed on your PC that uses extra system resources, it makes system resources hungry and slower.

  • Press Windows + R, type appwiz.cpl and ok
  • This will open the Programs and Features window,
  • scroll through the list right-click and uninstall all unused apps.

Stop Unwanted Startups

Again when you start your PC, some programs will automatically start to run in the background. All such applications use your PC’s memory slowing down its speed.

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  • Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together to bring up Task Manager
  • Move to the Startup tab.
  • Select the program that you don’s use often and click on the Disable button.

Free up Disk space

If your system-installed drive (basically C: drive)  filled with files you don’t need, that could cause slowing down your PC. And Cleaning it out can give you a speed boost. The latest Windows 11 has a useful built-in tool called Storage Sense that helps you free up disk space.

  • Open Settings app,
  • Click on System Then Storage,
  • Now at the  Storage Sense section, move the toggle from Off to On.

Turn on Storage Sense auto delete unused temporary files

And now onwards, Windows constantly monitors your PC and deletes old junk files you no longer need; temporary files; files in the Downloads folder that haven’t been changed in a month; and old Recycle Bin files.

Also, you can click Change how we free up space automatically to change how often Storage Sense deletes files (every day, every week, every month or when Windows decides). You can also tell Storage Sense to delete files in your Download folder, depending on how long they’ve been there.

Change how we free up space automatically

Increase Virtual memory

The paging file uses your hard disk that Windows uses like memory stored in the root folder of your Windows drive. By default, Windows automatically manages the paging file size, but you can try changing the size for better PC performance.

  • From the start, menu search for “performance.
  • Select the option  Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.
  • Go to the Advanced tab and click on Change in the Virtual Memory section.
  • Now untick the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.”
  • Select the default C: drive where Windows 11 is installed, then choose Custom Size.
  • Now change Initial Size and Maximum Size to the recommended values by Windows.

Virtual memory size

Set Power Plan to High Performance

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type powercfg.cpl and then press Enter.
  3. In the Power Options window, under Select, a power plan, choose High Performance. …
  4. Click Save Changes or click OK.

Set Power plan To High Performance

Run DISM and SFC utility

Again if Windows system files get missing or corrupted, you may notice different error messages include struggling PC performance. Open the Command prompt and Run DISM restore health command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth.

After that, run the command sfc /scannow that detects and restores missing system files with the correct one from the compressed folder located %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

DISM and sfc utility

Add more RAM (Random Access Memory)

Another way to fix a slow computer is to get more RAM. When you try to work on multiple Windows applications simultaneously, such as the Internet, MS Word, and Email, your system has a minor stroke when switching between them. This is because you don’t have enough RAM and maybe it is time to upgrade your RAM. After that, your computer would most probably run faster.

Switch to SSD

Again if possible, go for an SSD that most probably 50% speedup your PC, and this is my personal experience, SSD is much faster than HDD, Here how

An SSD has access speed of 35 to 100 microseconds, almost 100 times faster than traditional mechanical HDD. This means increased read/write rate, faster loading of applications and decreased booting time.


Also, try to vacuum out the dust to fix a slow computer. Yes, the dust sucks into your system through the cooling fan resulting in clogging airflow. However, the airflow is very important to keep your system and CPU temperature down. If your PC overheats, its performance will slow down.

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