Three ways Windows 11 can speed up your PC

Windows 11 does not just look different. In a new video Microsoft is going through how the upcoming operating system will also deliver better performance in three different cases.

Run multiple programs at the same time more smoothly

If you run many programs at the same time, your computer’s increasingly loaded memory and processor will run slower after a while.

Microsoft promises that Windows 11 will give you a little more resources to use through how the operating system prioritizes programs and their memory and cpu usage. Something that the company calls “foreground prioritization”.

Windows 11 can then, for example, take cpu power from a background program and transfer it to the program you are currently using.

Run multiple tabs in Edge at once

Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced the possibility of having “sleeping” tabs in Microsoft Edge. Sleeping tabs are classified as inactive and their system resources can be used for other purposes. In Windows 10, the function needs to be turned on manually, but with Windows 11 it will instead be on automatically.

Tabs in Edge will then be classified as sleeping after a set time. Usually five minutes. Edge will also make the tabs fade while the active tabs stand out more visually.

According to Microsoft, sleeping tabs mean 32 percent less memory usage and 37 percent less CPU usage. Something that will also affect a computer’s battery life.

Start up from sleep mode

When you close the lid of a laptop running Windows 11, it goes into sleep mode, after which three things happen.

Windows 11 will keep the computer’s memory running on low energy, so that it is running immediately. When the lid is opened, Windows also optimizes the software’s “calls” to your PC hardware so that they can be accessed faster. And finally, the processor threads will free up more resources for high-priority tasks.

All in all, this should make the computer wake up 25 percent faster from sleep.

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