In a recent YouTube video, Microsoft’s VP for the Windows Management team, Steve Dispensa, explained some of the under-the-hood changes that make Windows 11 feel snappier, more responsive, and more performant than Windows 10.
Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel posted the video online showcasing how its Windows 11’s intricately connected hardware and software are, and the video also showcased the steps that the software giant took to ensure that Windows 11 improves the user experience much better than Windows 10.
The new Windows 11 OS, comes with an improved resource management system which now has a much higher priority level attributed to foreground functions. Which reduces the amount of processing power that’s eaten up by background processes.
This latest prioritization of the work also extends to browsers, which are notorious resource hogs in any system. The new OS also comes with an improved ability to pause inactive tabs, this further reduces the number of system resources demanded from the underlying system.
Microsoft’s latest OS also comes with optimized code that calls hardware functions, further reducing the delay between user input and the actual instruction being carried out in hardware, as well as, reducing idle time and improving user-perceived responsiveness.
There is also a newer compression technique introduced in windows 11 and this reduced overall OS disk usage and extended this technique to Windows 11’s update functions. The final improvements about which Steve Dispensa talked about is how this ecosystem of improvements has led to a sleep state philosophy that’s closer to phones and what Apple has done with macOS.
It is that the resuming from sleep now has seen a 25% improvement which leads, to a near-instant resume from sleep for most users, benefitting of power savings for mobile devices.