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Windows 11 Feels Slow? Disable some of the following settings…
Have you ever experienced when you are using Windows 11, you feel that Windows 11 is running quite slow on your device, you may need to check some of the following settings.
Already Using SSD
SSD (Solid State Drive) is a data storage device composed of various integrated circuits. SSD is a new generation of storage media that uses flash memory. In terms of the speed of storing, reading and processing data, SSDs are much faster than HDD. SSD use integrated flash memory chips. These memory chips are mounted on a board that is interconnected.
Just like on USB flash drives, SSD carry NAND-based technology. With this technology, SSDs can still store data even when they are not connected to a power supply. Despite carrying the same technology, the type and speed of an SSD is much higher than a flash drive.
Starting from the era of Windows 10, we at least have to use SSD for system storage, because after all SSD will increase the performance of the device and operating system that we use. So have you used an SSD?
Turning Off Animations
You can turn off the Animations feature in Settings > Accessibility > Visual Effects > Animations Effects. This is done if you are already using an SSD, but it turns out that your Windows 11 still feels slow.
Now by turning off animations, of course it feels like there will be a slight increase in performance, especially when opening and closing applications, but of course the full experience of Windows 11 will be reduced.
Turning off Transparency
Then you can turn off the transparent effect in Windows 11 via the Settings > Accessibility > Visual Effects > Transparency page. You can do this step, if the two steps above Windows 11 still feel slow.
Or by going to Settings > Personalizations > Colors > Transparency effects.
Uninstall Bloatware and Unused Apps
In addition to the three things above, you also remove a number of applications that you don’t use as well as some bloatware that is present in Windows 11 by default.
To uninstall bloatware and unused apps, you can use an app like ThisIsWin11 to remove bloatware and even make some adjustments to the Windows 11 you’re using.
How to Disable Background Blur on Windows 11 Login Screen
Windows 11 has a number of new features in it, let’s leave first about the look of the new taskbar, let’s talk about the background of this new OS Login screen.
As we know, the Sign in screen in Windows 11 has a blur effect or commonly called acrylic which is quite solid. Maybe the design is intended to add to the modern impression of Windows 11. Although displays an elegant impression, not everyone likes the blur effect and only wants to see the wallpaper from the login screen.
To disable the blur effect on the background sign in screen, as usual we can do it by fiddling with Regedit, and if you are curious and want to disable the blur effect on Windows 11 login screen, please follow the steps below.
How to Disable Background Blur on Windows 11 Login Screen
- Step 1. First, please open Regedit (Registry Editor).
- Step 2. Next, please enter the Registry Key as follows:
- Step 3. Next, you create a new Value DWORD (32-bit) and fill it with the name DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon.
To disable the blur effect on the login page, please edit the value of DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon and change the value to 1, if you want to activate the blur effect again, you have to change the value to 0 again.
And Done, here are the results:
Here’s How to Turn Off UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10
Most computers today have a feature called Secure Boot. This feature serves to prevent the computer from firmware or operating systems that are not known by Microsoft, so this feature can protect you from malware or similar programs that attack through the boot process.
But in some cases, you may need to turn off Secure Boot. For example, if you want to install the Linux operating system, which is not known by Microsoft. So it is necessary to turn off Secure Boot so that the computer can boot into the Linux installation.
Turning off Secure Boot in Windows 10
Step 1. Boot into the BIOS, you can enter the BIOS during the boot process (by pressing a certain key according to the brand you have when booting). Here’s a list of common BIOS hotkeys by brand that might help:
- Acer: F2 or DEL
- ASUS: F2 or DEL for motherboard and F2 for PC
- Dell: F2 or F12
- HP: ESC or F10
- Lenovo: F2 or Fn + F2
- Lenovo (Desktops): F1
- Lenovo (ThinkPads): Enter + F1.
- MSI: DEL for motherboards and PCs
- Origin PC: F2
- Samsung: F2
- Sony: F1, F2, or F3
- Toshiba: F2
or via the UEFI Firmware Settings option in WinRE.
Step 2. Go to Security settings.
Step 3. Open the Secure Boot menu.
Step 4. Open the Secure Boot Control option and select the Disabled option.
Step 5. Press F10 to save the settings.
(For your information : Each brand has a different menu layout, so there may be differences).
To re-enable Secure Boot, you can go through the same steps as above and change the option to Enabled.
How to Turn Off the Snap Layout Feature in Windows 11
Microsoft will release Windows 11 soon. In addition to overhauling the display, Windows 11 also provides improvements to users who often do multitasking activities.
Now users will find the snap layout feature that will appear when hovering the mouse over the maximize window option in File Explorer or other applications. Its function is to give users quick access if they want to change the size according to the position offered.
But if you are not so helped by this feature, then you can turn it off easily.
How to Turn Off Snap Layouts Feature in Windows 11
- Open settings on windows 11.
- Click the System option.
- Click the Multitasking option.
- In the right pane, scroll down and uncheck the Show snap layouts when I hover over a window’s maximize button option.
- (Optional), you can also uncheck the Show snap layouts that the app is part of when I hover other taskbar buttons option.
After the process is complete, the snap layout menu will not appear when you hover the mouse. You can do the same steps if you want to restore it.
Windows 10’s “Meet Now” Feature and How To Turn It Off
Windows 10 includes a new Microsoft feature called “Meet Now” which is part of the Skype platform. The feature appears with a video camera icon in the notification area of the taskbar, which will launch Skype’se Meet Now web conferencing software when clicked.
What is ” Meet Now” feature?
Meet Now icon looks like a small camcorder symbol with a curved line above and below it. By default, this icon appears in the notification area of the Windows 10 taskbar.
Clicking “Meet Now” button will open a small pop-up window with a link to start or join a meeting with Skype, a teleconferencing service owned by Microsoft.
If you don’t have the Skype app installed, the two links will open the Skype website in your default browser. If you have Skype installed, the link will open the Skype application. There is no “Meet Now” application.
While the feature makes it easy to create and join conversations with other people, it’s not something everyone wants. If those features aren’t for you, Windows 10 includes at least three different ways to disable Meet Now integration using the Settings and Group Policy Editor.
How to disable “Meet Now” with Settings
To remove Meet Now from taskbar with Settings, use the following steps:
- Open settings.
- Click on Personalization.
- Click on the taskbar.
- Click “Turn system icon on or off”
- Turn off “Meet now”
On the “Enable or Disable System Icon” page, find “Meet Now” option and turn the knob next to it to disable. If you’ve hidden or disabled Meet Now button and want to see it again, open Settings and go to Personalization> Taskbar> Enable or Disable System Icons. From there, slide the switch next to “Meet Now” to activate it.
How to disable Meet Now with Group Policy
On Windows 10 Pro (Enterprise or Education), you can also disable the Skype Meet Now button by using the Group Policy Editor.
To disable Meet Now in Windows 10, use these steps:
- Open early.
- To open the Local Group Policy Editor, search for gpedit.msc and select the top result
- Explore the following paths:
User Configuration> Administrative Templates> Start Menu and Taskbar
- On the right side, double-click the Delete the Meet Now policy button
- Select “Enabled” option
- Click “OK“
- Restart your computer.