Windows 11 Performance Issues

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I upgraded my work laptop from Windows 10 21H1 to Windows 11 21H2 last night. I didn't explore much last night, but once I started working this morning, I noticed all sorts of weird things going on. When I logged into a server via RDP, it was like trying to run through a field of molasses. Every action was slow to react and a simple drag and drop of an icon across the screen took a couple seconds. I tried the old native RDP, the newer remote desktop app, as well as a 3rd party application and all 3 are reacting the same way.

I then went to do something on my laptop and it was delayed, so I opened the task manager only to realize that my memory was nearly maxed out. Apps that I normally keep open all the time, like Teams and browser (not Chrome) with several important tabs, are at the top usage, but even those are only using barely 1GB out of the 8GB available. Then I notice that there are MANY processes running for the same things, like the browser, WAY more than the number of tabs open. Teams has a bunch of processes as well. Heck, even Spotify has 6 different processes. What is that about?

I suppose I might just have to revert back to 10 if this stuff isn't resolved quickly. I can't work like this. Why does MSFT insist on releasing software that is obviously not thoroughly vetted? I know I took a risk by accepting the upgrade, but come on. It shouldn't be THIS bad where the machine can barely handle running the software. My laptop is less than a year old. This is bad.

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