If you have Windows 11 on your computer And in recent days after the last update you have noticed that your system performance has dropped completely and you are experiencing slowdowns in tasks, you are not the only one affected by this problem.
It seems that many teams that work on certain models of NVMe SSDs were affected. As initially stated Beta News On December 8, read and write speeds dropped significantly for many people who upgraded from Windows 10.
The number of reported cases has been such that one might come to think that the problem is generalized, despite this, there is no need to worry since there is already a simple solution to apply.
One of the fixes listed by Microsoft as hotfix KB5007262 states that it “fixes an issue that affects the performance of all drives (NVMe, SSDs, and hard drives) in Windows 11 by taking unnecessary actions every time” a write operation occurs.
Contrary to monthly security updates regular, this solution does not reach your device automatically. However, people who applied it noticed a significant improvement in performance since upgrading to Windows 11.
How to install the update that fixes SSDs in Windows 11
Fortunately, the process of installing this hotfix is fairly straightforward. You just need to follow the following steps:
- Open settings and choose “Windows Update” from the left panel
- Click on “Check for updates”
- If update KB5007262 is available, wait for it to download and install automatically
- Restart your device for all changes to take effect
If the update does not appear in ‘Settings’, you can try downloading it directly from the ‘official catalog’ Microsoft updates. Make sure you choose the x64 version of Windows, unless you have a device with an ARM processor.
To see what has been fixed with update KB5007262, see the notes posted on the technical support from Microsoft.
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This original article was published in PCWelt, IDG publication.