Speed Up Windows 11 And Optimize Your System
Speed up and optimize Windows 11 with a series of customizations that can be applied by launching a simple script. As we had already seen in the case of Windows 10, Windows 11 is also installed using a series of settings that may not satisfy the user or be considered useless or even annoying.
In another article, we explained how to perform a customized installation of Windows 11 in unattended or silent mode: the installation of Windows 11 becomes faster, and it is possible to request a series of changes that allow you to optimize and speed up the operating System. We have also seen how to install Windows 11 yourself with the most valuable programs by customizing the contents of the official ISO file.
Suppose, in the case of an unattended installation of Windows, the setup procedure does not ask the user any questions. It is possible to apply all the advanced settings automatically when the System is first started. How can you make Windows 11 leaner and adapt it to your needs when the operating System is already installed?
Optimize And Speed Up Windows 11 With A Batch Script
Recovering part of the work we did when we created the file that prepares a silent installation of Windows, we have made a batch that helps optimize and speed up Windows 11 with a simple double click.
At the moment, the interventions applied by the script on the configuration of Windows 11 cannot be undone: we, therefore, suggest you study the contents of the batch file and check if all the changes it applies are really for you. It is also easy to make changes to the content of the batch script, for example, to remove actions that you prefer not to be applied on Windows 11.
In any case, we recommend that you make a backup of your System to restore it in case of problems. Our Windows 11 optimization batch file still activates the System Restore utility and creates a new restore point we name ” Pre- optimization. ” In case of problems, by pressing Windows+R and then typing strut, you can evaluate the recovery of the ” Pre- optimization ” restore point after running the script. Here are the Windows 11 optimizations that are currently applicable to the script:
- Activating System Restore (10% of the drive dedicated to recovery information) and creating a restore point (” Pre -optimize “)
- Disabling automatic installation of updates via Windows Update (their availability is still reported)
- Telemetry deactivation
- Disabling Bing Search in the Start Menu
- Disabling Start Menu Search Highlights
- Turn off apps suggested by Windows.
- Screen Off Let’s finish setting up your device.
- Deactivate Connected User Experiences and Telemetry Service
- Enable display of known file extensions in File Explorer
- Restore the classic context menu
- Enable classic ribbon interface in File Explorer (does not affect Windows 11 22H2 and later)
- Desktop Icon View (This PC, Network, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, User Profile Folder)
- Opening the This PC window when you start File Explorer
- Removed Microsoft Teams and Chatted icons
- Activate clipboard history for the current user
- Enable manual clipboard sync for the current user (valid only if using a Microsoft user account)
- Disabling security questions when creating new local user accounts
- Disabling Widgets
- Turn off the background blur (acrylic effect) on the lock screen.
- Showing more applications in the Start menu (fewer ” Recommended Articles “)
- View your most used apps at the top of the All Apps list on the Start menu
- Disabling the System requirements not met message for PCs that don’t support Windows 11
Before executing the script, you can open the batch file with a text editor such as Notepad in Windows 11 or Notepad++. By eliminating the blocks that are not of interest (they are all commented on), you can prevent the script from applying unwanted changes to the System in use.
All the changes entered in the batch file can be used in the corporate environment by distributing them using GPO and an Active Directory domain controller. To optimize and speed up Windows 11 with our script, you can follow some easy steps:
- Visit this page, right-click on it, and choose Save As.
- In the Save As dialog box, type “%userprofile%\win11_optimize.bat” in the File Name box, including quotation marks. Then press Save. This way, the batch file will be saved in the user profile folder currently in use.
- Type cmd in the Windows 11 search box, then choose Run as administrator. Finally, write %userprofile%\win11_optimize.bat to start the script with administrative rights.
- A black background screen will appear, applying a series of changes to the Windows configuration. At the end of the procedure, press a key to restart Windows 11 after waiting 10 seconds.
The appearance of some errors in the black window does not affect the validity of the script and depends on the system configuration in use. The hand has a general value. As noted above, the batch file does not allow you to undo applied changes. Before running the script, we suggest you create a backup of your System or at least a restore point (press Windows+R then type strut and press Enter).
Automatic Installation Of Programs With Microsoft Winget
At the end of the script, some lines are commented out (starting with rem ): this means that the code is not executed by hand. If, when starting the script, you also want to install programs in Windows using the Microsoft Win get program automatically, remove the rem prefix from the following lines: echo Install Win get and utility programs
PowerShell -No Profile -Execution Policy Bypass -File “%~dp0 Installer.ps1.” You will have to copy the installer to the same folder of the batch—ps1 file contained in the compressed archive presented in the article mentioned above. The installer.ps1 file can be customized to prompt specific programs for automatic installation.