How to improve gaming performance by disabling VBS in Windows 11

VBS or Virtualization-Based Security is a feature that allows Windows 11 to allocate a portion of the memory hardware to host security features as Hypervisor-Enforced Integrity (HVCI). This feature actually protects the OS from harmful attacks and retains memory integrity. But in that process, it slows down the system by almost 25%! So, if you are gaming and the computer is appearing to be slow, you can disable the Virtualization Based Security to increase the performance of the system.


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Fix 1 – Disable the Memory Integrity

The memory integrity feature offers protection from malicious viruses that can input codes into highly secure processes.

1. At first, press the Windows key and type “Windows Security“.

2. Then, tap on the “Windows Security” to open it up.

 

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3. After that, on the left-hand pane, tap on the “Device security“.

4. On the right-hand pane, you will find the Core isolation. Here, tap on the “Core isolation details“.

 

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5. Then, toggle the “Memory integrity” to “Off” to disable the memory integrity.

 

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Once you are done, close the Settings. Restart your computer to let this changes take effect.


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[ NOTE

Disabling the Memory Integrity check on your computer exposes your system to malicious injectors that can inject malware into security processes. So, after enacting the fix, we suggest you enable the Memory Integrity again.

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Fix 2 – Change the local policy

You have to alter the subsequent local policies to disable the vbs on your system.

1. At first, press the Windows key+R keys together.

2. Then, type “gpedit.msc” and click on “OK“.

 

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3. When the Local Policy Editor opens up, go this way~

Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Guard

 

4. On the right-hand side, look for the “Turn on Virtualization Based Security” policy.

5. Then, double click on it to edit it.

 

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6. Now, toggle the “Disabled” option to turn off the policy.

7. Then, tap on “Apply” and “OK” to save the changes.

 

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After that, close the Local Policy Editor on your system. Restart the computer and check the performance of your machine playing a game or running a heavy application.

 

Fix 3 – Turn off the Virtualization from Windows Features

You have to disable the Virtualization feature in the Windows Features.

1. At first, press the Windows key+R keys together.

2. Then, type “optionalfeatures” and hit Enter.

 

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3. In the Windows Features window, make sure the “Virtual Machine Platform” and the “Windows HyperVisor Platform” both these options are unchecked.

 

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4. Finally, uncheck the “Microsoft Defender Application Guard” feature.

5. Then, click on “OK“.

 

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Wait for Windows to remove this features from your computer. Once you are done, you will be prompted to restart your computer. After restarting your system, check the performance again.

 

Fix 4 –  Using the terminal

If you still can’t terminate the VBS system, you can do it using a single command in the terminal.

1. At first, press the Windows key and type “cmd“.

2. Then, right-click on the “Command Prompt” and click on “Run as administrator“.

 

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3. When the Command Prompt terminal appears, type this command and hit Enter.

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

 

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After setting this policy off, close the Command Prompt and restart the system.

 

 

Fix 5 – Disable the Virtualization

If nothing is working out for you, try disabling the virtualization in the BIOS.

1. At first, completely shut down your computer.


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2. Then, turn ON the machine.

3. Once the system is booting up, just press the “Delete* key from your keyboard to open the bios setup on your computer.

*NOTE – This key may be different for your system.

Esc, F1, F2, F10, F11, F12, Delete

Just press the allocated key to open the BIOS setting.

 

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3. When the BIOS setup opens up, go to the “Advanced” tab*.

4. Next, select the “Virtualization” from the list and set it to “Disabled“.

 

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*NOTE –

If you can’t find the ‘Virtualization’ option in the ‘Advanced’ tab, you can find it in the “Performance” tab.

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Just save the settings on your computer and restart it normally. This will disable the VBS for sure.

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