- Many users experience lagging & freezing after they switched to Windows 11. Well, Windows 11 is in the early stages of development. Some users say that this problem occurs because the GUI of this operating system is still under development.
- But the main cause of this issue is insufficient RAM, incompatible GPU and drivers. Windows 11 is relatively heavy software with lots of features and applications. You need sufficient RAM, latest GPUs to run Windows 11 smoothly in your PC.
- However, this problem can also be caused due to corrupt files and the files that were not there after Windows upgrade. Windows can sometimes unknowingly download malwares or viruses along with its installation files. This can cause your PC to freeze randomly.
- I would suggest rather switch the Windows 11 back to Windows 10, if you want to get rid of this problem completely. However, if you want to keep using Windows 11. We will show you how to get rid of this issue.
Note: Make sure your data backups are done on another drive.
How do I fix a hanging Windows 11 laptop problem?
Resetting Windows 11 is the best and most efficient way to go. You can also try updating Windows. You can perform diagnostic tests on your hard drive to determine if the drive is in good condition.
You might want to backup your data and restore your system to its factory settings if your computer slows down or makes worrying errors. These steps should fix your computer to normal.
Steps To Factory Reset Windows 11
Step-1: Press “Windows logo key +I” to Open Settings.
Step-2: You can also select the Settings app from the app list. Under Settings, click Windows Update.
Step-3: Click on Advanced Options.
Step-4: Then open Recovery.
Step-5: Click on Reset this PC.
Delete Temporary files
Windows creates a backup of the older version of Windows installation files, when your update Windows. But it can suck up a lot of storage in your hard disk and makes your PC slow and sluggish. You can remove these files to fix freezing issues:
1. Press Windows Logo Key + I to open Settings.
2. Navigate to System and then to Storage.
3. Click on Temporary files. Now, click on the checklist of all the unnecessary files you want to get rid of.
4. Then, click on Remove files.
Upgrade your Drivers
Using outdated drivers can hamper the communication between operating system and the device which causes lagging in your PC. Upgrade your drivers to fix this issue.
You can check article I have written on How to update drivers in Windows 11 to update latest drivers.