Windows 11 update install

Windows 11 update to speed up drive performance

Windows 11 next update could finally put to rest slow performance issues with hard drives.

  • Windows 11 update KB5008353 fixes performance regression issue for hard drives.
  • The update should speed up system performance significantly.
  • The Windows 11 update is out as a preview and the user’s feedback is good.

Microsoft may appear to have finally fixed the performance issues with specific hard drives on Windows 11. Although the company has already released a cumulative update last December to address a bug that caused NVMe SSDs and HDDs drives to perform significantly slower than their intended speeds, the problem wasn’t correctly fixed (according to user reports).

According to Windows Latest, the bug is still present even after the company made available the December 2021 and January 2022 updates. However, the upcoming February update (KB5008353) seems to have finally fixed the bug for good.

The official changelogs for the KB5008353 update explain that the patch “addresses a performance regression issue that occurs when you enable the update sequence number (USN) journal,” which is a problem related to storage devices.

In addition, some users who have applied the update have confirmed that their computers will now boot faster and perform as expected.

Microsoft is expected to roll out this update during the second Tuesday of February, but you can install it immediately manually through the Windows Update settings. In addition to this bug fix, the company plans to push a slew of other fixes and some new features.

It’s still unclear how the rollout will work. However, the company plans to improve the overall experience of the Taskbar, and Windows 11 will also get some new apps, such as a new redesigned Notepad and Media Player apps, and support to install Android apps on Windows 11 (preview).

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].