Microsoft explains why Windows 11 responds faster than Windows 10 on the same hardware
We already know that Windows 11 version can make better use of Intel’s new processors, which is the result of processor optimization brought about by the cooperation between Microsoft and Intel.
But Microsoft said that Windows 11 responds faster even on older hardware, thanks to various optimization mechanisms provided by the Microsoft development team.
To this end, the vice president of Microsoft introduced the improvements of this new operating system, including memory management, sleep recovery, reduced disk usage, compatibility, and service models.
Microsoft hopes to eliminate interference for users through Windows 11 so that users can more easily focus on the new modern interface and exquisite aesthetics for the best experience.
In order to improve response speed, Microsoft optimizes memory management based on previous experience. Now the foreground application has a higher priority and can get more hardware resources.
Even if the current system load is already very high, the user will immediately get a higher priority when starting the application, so that the application can run smoothly and so on.
This memory priority strategy also applies to Windows Shell (responsible for the start menu and taskbar interfaces), browsers, and Windows 11 itself.
The Microsoft Edge browser pre-installed on the system has the automatic sleep function enabled by default, which means that unacquired tabs will sleep to free up memory.
These strategies can also significantly save power to increase the battery life of the laptop, allowing users to make full use of it even when there is no power supply.
In Windows 10, Microsoft has optimized the shutdown and startup. For example, it only takes fifteen seconds to complete the connection from the shutdown state to the startup.
This kind of shutdown is actually a sleep state, so the system can quickly resume use when the user presses the power button.
In Windows 11, Microsoft optimizes this mechanism. Some hardware, such as memory, network card, processor, and hard drive, is still powered on when shutting down.
The system will automatically allocate suitable resources for this hardware as needed, and when users need to use the computer, they can quickly wake up from sleep to resume work.
In this regard, Microsoft has also optimized Windows Hello so that users can immediately call the biometric module to complete the authentication process after waking up the device.
In terms of performance and response speed, Microsoft has also optimized the hard disk space usage of Windows 11 to make the system respond faster and smoother during operation.
In fact, it is difficult to reduce the space occupied by the system itself. Microsoft’s method is to expand the use of compression technology while not pre-installing non-critical applications.
In the background, Microsoft has also optimized active connections to reduce connections and data downloads. The most noteworthy thing is that the resource consumption of the entire system on the hard disk has been reduced.
Including read and write and browser cache management, which can reduce the read and write resources occupied by Windows 11, which can provide better performance for other programs.