Advanced System Settings on Windows 11: How to Open & Use

Enjoy a speedier Windows 11 with Advanced System Settings

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Key notes

  • In order to open Advanced System Settings in Windows 11, you can type it in the search function or use the Run dialog.
  • From it, you can tweak your visual effects, as well as other performance options.
  • Don't miss out on our section on how to make your PC more responsive.
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While Microsoft strives to make its operating system as fast as possible with each update, you may desire a speedier operating system for your own reasons. By tweaking your Windows 11’s Advanced System Settings configurations, you can achieve a swifter experience.

Whether you’re gaming or recording and uploading videos, you may use a few strategies to achieve this. Although you should not expect a ground-breaking performance, it significantly improves overall performance.

You may easily make a few modifications, such as deactivating the visual effects that are known to significantly slow down your PC. It could be the Taskbar animations, mouse shadows, or something else entirely.

As a result, regardless of the hardware configuration of your system, these tiny tweaks can actually increase the speed of your system.

Let’s look at how to use Advanced System Settings in Windows 11 right after we see how to make your OS faster in other ways as well.

What can I do to make Windows 11 faster and more responsive?

Microsoft’s most recent operating system, Windows 11, comes with several handy new features. On the other hand, some users may find the upgrade a lengthy process.

If you’ve recently upgraded to it and are experiencing poor PC performance, you’ve come to the right spot.

You shouldn’t be discouraged from updating to Windows 11 just because your machine appears slower. Slow performance can be caused by the buildup of unnecessary temporary files and the use of inactive apps. As a result, there are a number of things you can do to improve its responsiveness.

It’s fairly common to have many unnecessary apps installed on your hard drive. Remove any software installed without your permission, such as software that comes with a bundled installation, as well as any programs you no longer need.

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Furthermore, you can disable the startup programs to reduce the time it takes for your OS to boot. These programs are typically launched as soon as your computer is turned on, and you can find them inside Task Manager, under the Startup tab.

Changing the power plans on Windows 11 is possible if you want the highest performance possible but don’t mind sacrificing battery life. It will optimize it with the appropriate settings, allowing you to achieve the greatest performance possible from your computer’s hardware.

Besides, for a better experience and to open Settings quickly, you can always create a Settings shortcut in Windows 11.

Another option is to delete any temporary files that have been created. These are the files that are created and saved on the computer or laptop when applications undertake operations in order to ensure flawless operation.

And last but not least, update your drivers. Outdated device drivers can cause a plethora of bugs and errors that will slow down your computer. By maintaining them, you will not only speed up your OS but also avoid unnecessary issues.

How can I open Advanced System Settings?

Before you can use Advanced System Settings to tweak and speed up your device, you need to know how to access this menu. A quick method is through the Run dialog.

1. Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog.

2. Type sysdm.cpl in the text box.

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3. Press Enter on your keyboard.

4. The System Properties menu will open.

5. Navigate to the Advanced tab.

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6. You are now in the Advanced System Settings menu.

Speed up your PC using Advanced System Settings

  1. Open the Windows Search function and type in View advanced system settings. Click on the topmost result.view-advanced-settings advanced system settings in windows 11
  2. Here, you will be provided with Performance settings, User Profiles settings, and Startup & recovery settings.system-properties advanced system settings in windows 11
  3. Inside the Performance settings, you can tweak your visual elements which can slow down your computer sometimes. By adjusting your settings for the best performance, you will be able to have a better and faster user experience.performance advanced system settings in windows 11
  4. Under the User Profile settings, you will be able to see your profiles and copy them or change their type.user-profiles advanced system settings in windows 11
  5. Inside the Startup and Recovery settings section, you can change what your PC will do after a system failure, such as automatically restarting itself.startup-settings-view advanced system settings in windows 11

Windows 11’s Advanced System Settings window is part of the Control Panel. As you might know, it will become obsolete soon, as Microsoft has been slowly moving its features to the Settings app. But for now, we may still use it as it is.

The OS has many interesting user interface elements that make the UI more aesthetically appealing and welcoming. Changing some of the visual effects and animations in Windows 11 can dramatically boost your machine’s speed.

Hardware upgrades are a surefire way to increase the speed of your computer. RAM and solid-state drive (SSD) improvements can make your system as quick as a brand-new PC, and these upgrades are also reasonably affordable.

If you’re currently using 4GB of RAM on your computer, you should consider upgrading to at least 8GB of RAM in the future.

SSDs, on the other hand, are far speedier than regular hard drives. A solid-state drive will provide faster bootup times and overall better system performance.

Check out an easy tip on your Taskbar that will make your operating system swifter and more responsive. We know what a sluggish computer can feel like.

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