Does Windows 11 slow down after the latest update? Try this

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One of the latest updates that Windows 11 has received is causing slowdowns on many users’ computers. If this is also happening to you, we recommend that you apply the solutions that we are going to share with you.

The lag that Windows 11 has obtained after the last update is giving some users a lot of headaches. Because nobody likes it make your computer run slowly, especially if you use it to work. Therefore, it is necessary to take action and try to repair it yourself instead of waiting for the official solution from Microsoft, which seems to be not exactly close.

Update the drivers

It seems that one of the main suspects for the malfunction that is causing the update is related to your computer’s drivers. Therefore, what you have to do is force update of all the drivers you have on your computer.

Enter Settings and, in the left menu, go down to the bottom, where you must click on “Windows Update.” Previously, it was easier to find the next menu, Optional Updates, but in this version of Windows distribution has been changed and it is a little more complicated. Do the following:

  • Scroll down to Advanced Options and click
  • Look for the Optional Updates option found in the Additional Options section. Come inside.
  • Click “Driver Updates.” A number in parentheses will tell you which updates are waiting.

Now click and you will see a list of all drivers that you have pending updating. Then you can install them one by one or mark them all and click on “Download and install.” It is possible that the slowdown occurs due to one of them.

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Disable startup apps

On many occasions, Windows updates make changes to the list of applications that load when you start your computer. Therefore, it should not be ruled out that your computer was starting some program that was harmful for its stability. Therefore, what we are going to do is enter the boot configuration menu and delete the apps that we do not want to load again.

Go to Start and look for Task Manager there. When the menu loads you have to go to the left column and click on Startup Applications. In each of the tool names you will be able to see different information, such as whether it is enabled or disabled. To disable an app that you no longer want running on startup, select it and then click the Disable button in the top navigation bar.

You may come across some cases of apps that you cannot disable, but it is unlikely that the lag problem you have on the computer is happening because of it. Don’t forget to reboot once you’ve finished deactivating all the apps you no longer want to start.

Set up visual effects

One of the features of Windows 11 is related to the use of visual effects that make the platform a more attractive environment. But there are some that can cause the user experience to be affected and this may be what is happening to you. Therefore, you have to make a series of adjustments in the visual effects.

Go to Settings and then from the left column, type Performance in the search box. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows. This will open a large menu full of options, but the best way to customize everything is by selecting from the initial options. If you choose Adjust for best performanceyou will make the computer work better by disabling visual effects that are not exactly essential in everyday life (at least, not all of them).

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When you’re done, click OK and then, as usual, restart your computer. With this, you will surely appreciate a notable improvement, even though, maybe it wasn’t the problem that was slowing down the computer. If you are not satisfied with the new state of the computer when you restart, it is best to customize the visual effects one by one.

Delete the latest update

¿Nothing has worked for you what we have recommended? What you are left with is to resort to the obvious plan: uninstall the update that is causing your computer to slow down. Because if things have started to go wrong for you after a new version, it is quite logical to want to uninstall it so that everything can work well again.

You can do this by going into Settings, going down to Windows Update in the left menu and then clicking on Update History. That will load a long list of versions that have been added to your computer, but you will have to keep scrolling until you see Uninstall updates. Click and the system will tell you which updates you can uninstall. Hopefully, the latest version of Windows 11 will be there.

Other possible solutions

Some users talk about other possibilities that they have chosen in this situation and that have worked for them. For example, there may be some system file that has been corrupted. You can solve it with the sfc and dism commands from the Command Prompt. You could also use the Disk Cleanup tool or run your antivirus to check that everything is in order and that there is no malware that is causing problems.

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