Yes, indeed, we have not really had problems with the speed of Windows in recent years, but it is also true that we had been without a new version for a long time, which is why we have surely experienced that, we can say tranquility.

Now since Microsoft launch Windows 11, it is true that in certain tasks it could be somewhat more dynamic, although this is something that they will surely polish shortly.

But in the meantime, actions like starting programs or opening File Explorer take longer than they should.

Therefore, we can use certain tricks and changes that we can make in the system to get everything to go faster and feel more dynamic.

man in gray long sleeve shirt using Windows 11 computer

What problems are experienced in general?

The truth is that the computer that we are using with Windows 11 is high-end and especially powerful, so it may be the hardware itself that is responsible for mitigating if there is a very marked speed problem.

Even so, some failures are evident and that happens to more people such as:

  • File Explorer: The speed when opening File Explorer the first time is higher than it should be, although it is true that after using it several times, the problem disappears slightly.
  • Right mouse button: another menu that is not exactly fluid is the right mouse button since it feels not as fast as it was in Windows 10.
  • Start of programs: this may be the most obvious case of all since it is noticeable nothing more than that you try to run a moderately large program, type Photoshop, a software that is not exactly fast to open and that in Windows 11 is even less fluid.
  • Maximize: When it comes to maximizing a program that you have minimized in the taskbar, it may also happen that it does not appear on the screen quickly. This is an incidence that does not always happen, but sometimes it is indeed noticeable.

Then it has also been known that there is a problem with AMD processors, which lose power after upgrading to Windows 11, although not in one hundred percent of cases, but a fairly obvious percentage.

This is something that can only be solved when Microsoft sends an update since in this little we can do the users.

For the rest, we have the faculty to perform certain tasks that can serve to gain fluency in Windows 11.

person using Windows 11 computer on lap

Turn off visual effects

We can disable some of the visual effects that the operating system has and that is not a great loss when it comes to working with it, so you can do without them without a problem.

To achieve this we must perform a few simple steps:

  • Click on the Windows button on the taskbar, to open the Start Menu.
  • Then we click on Settings.
  • It is the moment in which we must write where it puts Find a configuration (on the left side of the screen), performance, and select Adjust appearance and performance of Windows.
  • In the window that comes out we can remove everything related to the visual effects, but if we delete the boxes of Taskbar Animations, Animate the windows by minimizing and maximizing, and Animating the controls and elements within the sales, it will be enough to experience a speed improvement.

These changes will make the entire File Explorer and context menu look more fluid, so we will have advanced something.

It may visually lose something, but it is not that we are talking about a radical change, there will even be those who do not even realize it.

person using Windows 11 computer beside white ceramic mug on white table

Power Plans

If you have Windows 11 on a laptop, it may be good to modify the so-called power plans, which is the area where Windows can modify certain parameters to save battery.

This is a part that, if you use a desktop device you will not have, but that in the computers that we can take from one place to another makes all the sense in the world, since this way we can control if we want to prioritize a lower consumption or a capacity in the greater performance.

To regulate this part we must do the following:

  • Let's go back to Windows Settings.
  • We write on the right side, in the area enabled for it, Control Panel, and select it when it comes out.
  • Once inside the Control Panel it is time to go to Hardware and Software.
  • Then click on Power Options.
  • It is here where we must change to the Maximum performance option, knowing that in this option we will get more speed in all processes, but we will spend more battery.
  • We can also enter Change the frequency with which the computer enters a sleep state, a menu that is on the right side, to be able to manage when the screen is turned off and when the computer is put into a sleep state, two things that can also slow down the operating system.

white Arcelik split type air conditioner


The truth is that you have to give a little margin to Windows 11 to be placed at the height of the fluidity that had been achieved with version 10, but the truth is that, to be the first official update, the behavior, in general, is better than some of us could expect.

Maybe, in certain topics, as we have already told you, it does not look as agile as Windows 10 was, but it does seem that the potential is much greater. Few remember how it was the first stable version of the previous Windows.

Even so, and for not excusing Microsoft in everything, a company of such caliber can be required to launch the fully polished system, although the commercial rush increases.