Windows 11 has a little more than a month between us, but this server has been using the operating system since the first initial version was released after the official announcement on June 24, 2021. My experience until three weeks ago may have been satisfactory, but With every cumulative update I install, everything seems to get worse.
In September, when I was still using the preview version, I already felt that Windows 10 was a little slower and outdated because I got used to the new interface, to the flexibility of all the animations, and in general, both my PC from a desk like my laptop is working a basic Faster in every way. Today, in mid-November, the story is different.
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Disastrous Windows 11 Updates So Far
First, it is important to note here that both computers have AMD Ryzen processors, and it is known that Windows 11 released with a bug that worsened performance on computers with AMD processors. Interestingly, I didn’t encounter these issues at first.
However, after the first patch on Tuesday, which just came to solve this problem, what Microsoft did was to make it worse, and here too my first annoyances began. After installing the first cumulative system update, I started experimenting It lags on simple things like opening File Explorer or launching apps for the first time.
It wasn’t anything too serious and it was already known that the patch made the situation worse, both AMD and Microsoft were working on a new solution I sat waiting for. Meanwhile, starting in November, an expired certificate began to crack applications in Windows 11, even preventing the launch of the Start menu and Settings.
Fortunately, I didn’t have these issues either, but the performance issue kept getting worse. A new cumulative update for Windows 11 was re-released last week Now it’s supposed to solve AMD’s performance issuesIn addition to all of the above. However, after installing this new patch, Windows 11 installation continues from bad to worse, and these are some of the symptoms:
- Your computer is taking longer than ever to start up after a restart.
- Sometimes Windows 11 search becomes completely empty upon launch.
- When I open virtual desktops, it freezes for a few seconds, at least twice it’s impossible to go back to the desktop and I have to force restart.
- File Explorer is slower than ever, and it just takes no time to open the Downloads folder.
- The music playback controls are gone from the taskbar (which I used for Spotify) and haven’t worked for a couple of weeks.
- Sometimes I have to press the start button more than once to be able to launch the start menu.
- OneDrive stops syncing my files even though it is running, and only works again after restarting the program or the whole system.
- Definitely everything slows down and the animations on the windows are delayed.
Similar issues and others I haven’t encountered (thankfully) are the order of the day in subreddits for Windows, in the opinion center, and in Microsoft forums. But the most absurd thing is that in My laptop on which I don’t have the “stable” build of Windows 11, but the Dev Channel Insider build, none of this happened.
The computer I’m having this on is a fully supported one, with an octa-core Ryzen 7 2700X processor, 32GB of RAM, an NVME SSD, and Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics. Take a slow ride in Windows Explorer.
There isn’t a single update to blame for all of this, which is quite strange as I’ve had a problem-free experience with the preview for several months. It’s the computer on which I wrote my review of Windows 11 that performed on all benchmark tests slightly better than the same Windows 10 computer.
The deterioration of the experience in the past weeks has been so high that it makes me think of formatting, but not for a clean install of Windows 11, but To go back to Windows 10, as I haven’t tried anything like this in years.
I’ve said it before, there are actually reasons why you shouldn’t update to Windows 11, and I honestly wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, because So far the improvements that have been made are not worth the potential headache From a launch system that is clearly incomplete and lacks a lot of maturity.
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