You notice your laptop or desktop PC suddenly starts slower than usual.

Why did this happen?

Your PC may have outdated or corrupted system files after upgrading to Windows 11.

How do I fix this?

Speed up your Windows 11 PC through these solutions:

Update Windows 11

Microsoft might already have a fix for this issue. Always keep your system updated for better computer security and performance.

  1. Click the Start , then go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. You can also access it via the shortcut button below:

    Windows Update

  2. Click Check for updates.
  3. Install any needed updates.
  4. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

This is a Windows built-in tool that helps analyze computer update issues.

  1. Click the Start , then go to Settings > System > Troubleshoot.
  2. Click Other Troubleshooters.
  3. Look for Windows Update, then click Run.

    Windows will start checking for issues.

  4. When the troubleshooter was able to fix the issue, click Apply.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the fix.

Delete Windows Temporary Files

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows and R keys at the same time to open the Run window.
  2. Type %temp%, then click OK. This will open the Temporary Files folder where Windows is installed.
  3. Press CTRL and A keys at the same time to select all items, then press the DELETE key.

Optimize Drives

  1. Click the Start , then go to Settings > System > Storage.
  2. Click Advanced storage settings, then look for Drive Optimization.

    A new window will appear to show you available drive partitions on your computer.

  3. Click Analyze to scan the drives if they have fragmented items or not.
  4. Click Optimize to every specified drive.
  5. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Check your computer for malware

They can slow down and potentially harm your computer. Check if it is infected by having a good antivirus software installed.

Try Trend Micro Security for Windows to get protection from malware and web threats.

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