[German]Gamers suffer in Windows 11 because this great, new, must-have operating system probably makes the machine slow. The reason is there are to many, great security features, that slow down a machine. Microsoft has now provided a guide how to disable security features, to re-gain the gaming performance.
I became aware of Microsoft's bizarre advice via the colleagues at deskmodder.de. In the article Options to Optimize Gaming Performance in Windows 11, Microsoft writes about using virtualization in Windows 11 for scenarios like hypervisor-protected code integrity (HVCI), also called memory integrity, and the Virtual Machine Platform (VMP).
VMP provides centralized virtual machine services for Windows. Memory Integrity prevents attackers from injecting their own malicious code and ensures that all drivers loaded into the operating system are signed and trusted. It will be enabled by default on all new Windows 11 devices. Enabling security features by default is based on the evolving threat landscape and Microsoft's responsibility to protect its more than one billion Windows users.
With ongoing testing and feedback from users, it has now been determined that in some scenarios and on some configurations of Windows 11 devices used for gaming, there can be performance degradation when memory integrity and VMP are enabled. Windows offers users the ability to configure their systems to meet their specific needs. This includes the ability to turn Windows features like Memory Integrity and VMP on and off.
Gamers who value performance have the option to disable these features while gaming and turn them back on after gaming. In the article Options to Optimize Gaming Performance in Windows 11, Microsoft then gives specific instructions on how to turn off the Virtual Machine Platform (VMP) and Memory Integrity security features. If the features are turned off, the device may be vulnerable to threats.
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