How Windows 11 Contributes to PC Speed

Windows 11 has definitely changed not only in appearance, but also in performance. In particular, the way the PC wakes up from sleep or the way the operating system runs multiple apps seems to be different.

Steve Dispensa, vice president of business management at Microsoft, described three scenarios on how to boost performance in Windows 11 on his YouTube channel.

Prioritizing apps on an overloaded PC

Try running multiple apps on your PC, such as running an email app in the background, sending messages instantly, or a browser with multiple tabs open. A PC with less memory or a slower clock speed will run slower. To speed up your PC, you may need to close one or two apps. Microsoft has announced that it will speed up PCs under overload with a new method called ‘frontal prioritization’.

“We put a lot of work into memory management to allocate more CPU and other system resources to apps running in the foreground,” Dispensa said.


Dispensa demonstrated opening Word and Excel with CPU-intensive apps open, developed for demonstration purposes with a Windows 11 system running in the background. Windows 11 takes CPU resources allocated to background apps, slows down the background, and allocates CPU resources to currently running apps.

According to Dispensa, Windows 11 has also reduced its installed capacity. Certain apps, such as Sticky Notes, are not included in Windows 11’s default download capacity. However, the app is saved as a snippet file and can be downloaded and installed when needed.

Improved Tab Efficiency in Edge Browser

Microsoft first introduced the concept of ‘sleep tab’ in Edge version 88 in January. The sleep tab is literally disabled, freeing up system resources for other tabs to use. Windows 10 and Edge’s power saving tab feature can be turned on and off with a toggle key. The sleep tab will be built into the Windows 11 Edge browser as a default feature.

In Windows 11, tabs go to sleep after a period of time (typically 5 minutes). In Edge browser, sleep tabs are dimmed and blended into the background, and active tabs are displayed clearly. According to Microsoft, the sleep tab contributed 32% and 37%, respectively, to memory and CPU savings. Therefore, the battery life is expected to increase.

Speed ​​up your PC’s responsiveness in sleep mode

Windows 11 PC supports the following three functions in sleep mode: It keeps memory active even in sleep mode, allowing the PC to power up immediately, optimizing software requests for fast hardware access when the user is running the PC, and allowing CPU instruction threads to free more system resources for higher-priority tasks. allocate

“With these features, we can optimize the responsiveness of a PC that has gone to sleep by up to 25%, and most users will be able to restart their PC almost immediately,” Dispensa said. Up to 30%,” he added. [email protected]

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