If you use an SSD on your PC, the new Windows update may slow down your system. Indeed, via Reddit users are starting to complain about increased file transfer and boot times. Obviously, the 22H2 update KB5023706 seems to be affected.
Windows 11: beware of your SSD speeds after the latest update!
There seems to be a problem with SSD users and Windows 11. Indeed, some laptop owners have reported slowness since the last system update. The two reported cases have an SSD from Adata, a 1TB SX8200 Pro. Transfer and boot times have increased considerably. One of them reporting a boot time going from 14 secs to 31 secs. The lastOS update seems to be the cause since after uninstallation, the problem disappeared.
Anyway, Microsoft support takes this case seriously since in the section ” Known Issues “section of the editor’s site we find:
” Copying large files of several gigabytes (GB) may take longer than expected on Windows 11 version 22H2. You are most likely to encounter this problem when copying files to Windows 11 version 22H2 from a network share via SMB (Server Message Block), but copying files locally may also be affected. Windows devices used by consumers in their homes or small offices are not likely to be affected by this issue. “
In the meantime, Microsoft offers two commands as a patch that are as follows:
- robocopy someserversomeshare c:somefolder somefile.img /J
- xcopy someserversomeshare c:somefolder /J
Since these do not use the cache system, the concern may be lessened. In any case, the company is working on a fix. In the meantime, if the problem is too annoying, don’t hesitate to uninstall the last update.