Improve SSD Performance on Windows 11 Using These Simple Methods


Windows 11 has brought many new features. However, the OS is still undergoing significant improvements. Many users who have installed the new OS have complained about slower SSDs, system crashes, and other SSD-related issues. Luckily, there are ways to improve SSD performance on Windows 11 using different methods. I will address this in this tutorial, so read away if you face similar problems.

Improve SSD Performance Windows 11

If your system doesn’t meet Windows 11, it is better not to install it forcefully. If, however, you are facing issues even though your system meets the requirements set by Microsoft, then there are some things you can try to fix declining SSD performance. Try out the following methods and check which works for you.

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Method 1: Improve SSD Performance by Updating System

Microsoft released the Windows 11 KB5007262 in late 2021, and it is supposed to solve the SSD issues that many users face after the OS upgrade. You should check your Windows Update history from the Settings app and check if this update has been installed on your system. If not, then follow the steps below to update manually:

Step-1: Use the shortcut keys Win + I to open the Settings app.

Step-2: Select Windows Update from the left pane.

Settings app

Step-3: Click on the Check for Updates option, and if KB5007262 is in the list, install the update and restart your system.

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Improve SSD Performance Windows 11

There is a chance that you may not receive this update automatically. In case that happens, follow the steps below:

  1.  Use this link and click Download next to the KB5007262 x64 version.
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  2.  Once installed, restart the system.

Method 2: Disable Startup Apps and Programs

Reducing the number of startup apps and programs can also help improve SSD speeds. To reduce the startup programs, follow the steps below:

Step-1: Right-click on the Windows icon and open the WinX menu. (You can use shortcut keys Win + X to open the menu as well)

Step-2: Select Task Manager.

WinX Menu

Step-3: Click on the Startup tab.

Task Manager

Step-4: Right-click on the apps you wish to disable and select Disable.

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Method 3: Fast Startup

  1.  Click on the search icon on the taskbar and type Control Panel. Click Open.
    Control Panel
  2.  Select Hardware and Sound
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  3.  Click on Power Options
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  4.  Select Choose what the power buttons do from the left pane.
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  5.  Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
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  6.  Under the Shutdown settings section, check the Turn on fast startup box.
  7.  Select Save changes.
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Windows 11 has a lot of exciting features, but it is still in the upgrading stage, and it is expected that hopefully, this year, many of the issues will be resolved.
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