Want to learn how to speed up Windows 11 and increase the performance of our PC? Then this article is for you.
The Windows 11 install process includes a lot of unnecessary bloatware – software that is not essential and not needed for many users. These apps include Bing News, Microsoft Teams, Maps, Weather, Xbox, and other apps that take up storage and run background processes.
There are also a lot of telemetry services that run which take up CPU, RAM, and bandwidth resources. Not to mention, invade your privacy. There are also other services that run by default, such as a Fax service, Windows Media Player and File Sharing, Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring, and others.
Furthermore, if you upgrade from Windows 10, there are a lot of legacy system files that are left behind (in case you want to revert back). There are also a lot of files that are left behind from the Windows 11 installation process that are no longer needed.
Is There a Utility I Can Use to Speed Up Windows 11?
Removing these applications, cleaning up disk space, disabling unnecessary services, telemetry services, and legacy unused system files may seem like a daunting task. However, the Windows open source development community has created a very nice utility for automating these tasks.
In order to get started speeding up your Windows 11 operating system and increasing the performance of your PC, head over to GitHub – builtbybel/ThisIsWin11: The real PowerToys for Windows 11. Here, you can download ThisIsWin11 – a Windows 11 utility you can use to not only increase the performance of your PC but totally customize the way Windows 11 looks and feels.
Disclaimer: Before using this tool, please create a restore point. This tool will change the way your operating system works and you may want to revert back if something doesn’t work right. goodtechmaster.com is not responsible for any damages that occur as a result of you using third-party applications to alter Windows 11.
Steps for Downloading and installing ThisIsWin11:
- Visit the GitHub Download page: Releases · builtbybel/ThisIsWin11 · GitHub
- Download the latest release (the download file should be named TIW11.zip)
- Extract the files and run “ThisIsWin11”
The application will walk you through a Wizard of customization options. The Apps menu is where you will be able to quickly uninstall the applications that are not needed. What’s really great here is that you can add all apps and the needed Apps will automatically regenerate. You should be careful to review the apps to make sure there aren’t any in the list you may want.
The next step is to head over to the automate menu. There are several options here which you can apply to Increase the performance of your PC.
Remove Default Provisioned Apps:
This option will remove provisioned apps, which Windows tries to manually install when delivering updates. If you check this option, then you will have to install these Apps manually if you want them back.
Bypass Edge as the default handler for web searches:
Even when you have another browser and set it to default, Windows will natively still use Edge as the browser when clicking on Windows-based links such as the Calendar, and other widgets. This option redirects those links to your preferred default browser. This option will not necessarily speed up Windows 11, but it is a nice-to-have if you don’t like Edge.
(Privacy) Disable Services:
Checking this option disables potentially unnecessary services like Xbox, FAX, Connected User Experience Telemetry and others. You should be careful to review the list to make sure there are any you may want to keep.
(Privacy) Remove telemetry of third-party apps:
Third party apps love to collect your data, use your bandwidth, CPU, and RAM to provide them with rich data about how you use their apps. This nice little feature prevents them from doing that. Be careful to read through the list in case you want to (?) give third party apps your data.
This option will remove unnecessary files from your computers hard drive that were left over from the install of Windows 11.
When you’re done with this part, simply press the Apply selected button. A PowerShell window will appear with another dialog window that lists all of the services you are disabling and here you should press OK. The automated tasks will continue to run, disabling the telemetry services and cleaning up the disk space. Once it has completed, you are all done.