One of the biggest technical issues keeping a lot of people off of Windows 11 is that it seems to seriously impact the speed of some types of solid state drives. Some user testing showed the new operating system slowing down NVMe drives dramatically, though this wasnt a universal problem. Microsoft engineers said they were working on it, and it looks like theyve made good: a recent Windows update appears to fix the issue.

The speed-fixing patch went out to Windows 11 PCs several weeks ago, but you have to actively search for it, because its still in preview. In order to get the KB5007262 patch that addresses the issue, youll need to manually download the patch via Windows Update or seek it out in the Microsoft Update Catalog. Its not going out in the usual automatic updates, at least not yet it will almost certainly be integrated into a wider update at some point.

KB5007262 via Microsoft Update Catalog