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Improvement method to try if it becomes heavy after upgrading to Windows 11

System changes caused by upgrading to Windows 11 may cause problems and make your PC heavy. In this case, it may be improved by executing the system file compatibility or system image check and repair with the command. This page introduces how to improve when it gets heavy after upgrading to Windows 11.

Improvement method to try when Windows 11 becomes heavy
To check the system of Windows 11 and execute the repair command, start the advanced version of Command Prompt “Windows Terminal PowerShell ” as an administrator . You can also use the command prompt. Starting Windows Terminal as an administrator
Right-click the start button and click “Windows Terminal ( Administrator )” in the menu.
 When User Account Control appears, click “Yes” to launch “Windows Terminal”.
 Terminal command

  • Pasting a command
    You can “paste” the copied command text by right-clicking on the screen.
  • Pay attention to spaces
    Example: Dism (blank) Online (blank)/Cleanup-Image (blank)/ScanHealth If there is an error in the blank, an error will occur and execution will not be possible.

1. Check system files

1. Run a scan of system files

Type sfc /scannow and press Enter on your keyboard.

System files will be checked and repaired automatically if any problems are detected. Wait until it finishes. 

2. Finish scanning system files

  • If it has completed successfully,
    the message “(…, no integrity violations were detected.) No corrupted system files were found” or “…repaired successfully.” It shows. 
  • If outside the gate is detected and automatic repair cannot be performed and does not end normally, an
    error message such as “…could not be repaired” or “…could not execute operation” will be displayed. 

If it does not end normally, please proceed as the following command may improve it.

2. Check system image

1. Scan system image

Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and press Enter on your keyboard.
After the scan is complete, you’ll see a message such as “…can be repaired” or “…no damage detected.”
Then rebuild the system image.

2. Rebuild system image

Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth and press Enter on your keyboard.
 Rebuild is complete when “Restore operation completed successfully” is displayed.

If you get an error and can’t finish normally, try running the Dism command again from the beginning.

Then recheck system files and delete unnecessary system data.

3. Recheck and clean up system files

1. Recheck system files

Run it first and check system files again. Type sfc /scan now and press Enter on your keyboard.

2. Clean up unnecessary system data
Delete system data and drivers that are no longer needed due to updates, etc. Type Dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup and press Enter on your keyboard.
 Cleanup is complete when you see “The operation completed successfully.”
 This is the end of the improvement methods to try when upgrading to Windows 11 and getting heavy. Restart your PC and check if it’s fixed.

4. Summary of improvement methods when it becomes heavy

Commands to run when Windows 11 is heavy

  • Launch Terminal
  • sfc /scannow
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth
  • sfc /scannow
  • Dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup


The weight of Windows 11 operation cannot be improved

Factors that became heavy after upgrading to Windows 11 are not only system problems, but also the usage environment. If Windows 11 is slow and cannot be improved even by running the repair command, it is a good way to try an overwrite installation, which reinstalls only the system part while maintaining settings, personal data, files, and apps.
Windows 11 Overwrite installation keeps all the current state and repairs If the overwrite installation does not improve and Windows 11 is slow or freezes, as long as there is no hardware problem, if you initialize or clean install, it will work quickly and comfortably with a high probability.

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