With the release of Windows 11, many users are excited to upgrade their operating system and take advantage of its new features. However, some users may encounter issues with their computer’s BIOS settings, specifically the Compatibility Support Module (CSM). In this article, we will discuss what CSM is and how to disable it on Windows 11.
What is CSM?
The Compatibility Support Module (CSM) is a feature in the BIOS that allows older operating systems, such as Windows 7 or 8, to run on newer hardware. It essentially acts as a bridge between the old and new systems, providing compatibility for legacy devices and software. However, with the release of Windows 11, which is designed to run on modern hardware, the CSM is no longer necessary and can cause compatibility issues.
Why disable CSM on Windows 11?
There are a few reasons why you may want to disable CSM on Windows 11. First, it can cause compatibility issues with newer hardware and software. Additionally, disabling CSM can improve system performance and boot times. Finally, some users may want to disable CSM to fully utilize the new features and security measures of Windows 11.
How to disable CSM on Windows 11
- Restart your computer and enter the BIOS by pressing the designated key during startup (usually F2, F10, or Del).
- Once in the BIOS, navigate to the “Boot” tab using the arrow keys.
- Look for an option called “Compatibility Support Module” or “CSM” and select it.
- Use the arrow keys to change the setting from “Enabled” to “Disabled.”
- Save your changes and exit the BIOS.
- Your computer will restart and CSM will now be disabled.
If you encounter any issues after disabling CSM, you can easily re-enable it by following the same steps and changing the setting back to “Enabled.” Additionally, if you are unable to find the CSM option in your BIOS, it may be labeled differently or located in a different tab. Refer to your computer’s manual or contact the manufacturer for assistance.
Disabling CSM on Windows 11 can improve system performance and compatibility with newer hardware and software. However, it is important to note that this may not be necessary for all users and could potentially cause issues if not done correctly. If you are unsure about disabling CSM, it is best to consult with a professional or do further research before making any changes to your BIOS settings.
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