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Say you got a modern Windows 11 PC and really care about your game performance, you may notice the Virtual Based Security (VBS) feature in Windows 11 preventing you from reaching top performance with your hardware.
Windows 11 brings a slew of new features, some of which have not been well received among users. If you look at the previous iteration, it also had some unwelcome changes such as the Photos app, which replaced the Windows Photo Viewer.The Photos App isn't bad at all, in fact it comes with a built-in Video Editor, and I think it is quite useful. The main reason why people do not like the Photos app is due to its performance.
Whenever you run an app in Windows, you are prompted by User Account Control or UAC to confirm you want to allow that app to make changes to your device. If you find this annoying, you can disable UAC in a few different ways. You can disable or enable UAC from Settings (Control Panel), Group Policy Editor, the registry, or by using the registry files you can download below.
The new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium is the new browser from Microsoft. And similar to Google Chrome, depending on the extensions you have installed, they may continue to run in the background after closing it. That is the default setting after installing Edge. The browser may continue to run in the background to display notifications from Facebook or Google Hangouts, for example. If you’re running it on a laptop or other portable device like the Microsoft Surface it may deplete your battery power faster…
From a privacy point of view, you may want to disable Camera in Windows 10/11. We will review two methods of how it can be done. Almost all modern portable devices come with a camera these days. Laptops and tablets come with webcams and 2-in-1s like Surface come with dual cameras. Windows 10/11 ships with a Camera app for all essential functionality related to capturing video or pictures.
The explorer.exe process is the user shell for Windows, and is used by such items as the desktop, File Explorer, Start menu, notification area, and taskbar. Restarting the explorer.exe process is to stop and start it to effectively refresh explorer.exe. When the explorer.exe process has been stopped (aka: "end task"), you will see a blank black desktop with your mouse pointer showing until explorer.exe has been started again.
System protection is a feature that allows you to undo unwanted system changes by being able to do a System Restore. System Restore enables users, in the event of a problem, to restore their computers to a previous state (restore point) without losing personal data files.