By Dervish / Last update January 5, 2022

Intel resolved an issue for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users that caused certain operating system applications to consume too much processing power and RAM. Now found on the Intel Driver and Support Assistant page, DCH driver fixes the desktop window manager issues that plague some Windows 10 and 11 consumer and commercial PCs.

Desktop Windows Manager is an application that can present Windows visual effects, from transparent windows to real-time taskbar thumbnails. It even supports high resolution monitor settings.

Obviously, on some devices, the application consumes more than 10% of the processing power and more than 100 MB of RAM, which will reduce the speed of the entire device downward.

Windows dominates operating system

This patch is for users with Intel's 6th generation or newer processors and is part of the broader December 2021 update released by Intel. Among them, in addition to the DMW.exe fix, Intel has also improved the performance of certain games when playing in classic graphics mode and eliminated bugs that would completely crash them.

The update will be pushed through Windows Update in the near future. However, the exact date depends on the manufacturer of the device. Those who are eager to solve this problem can also use Intel's drivers and support assistants.

Windows 11 is Microsoft's latest operating system, released as a free upgrade to Windows 10 in early October 2021. According to the Windows Report in late November, the operating system currently accounts for about 10% of the overall market share of the Windows operating system.

On the other hand, according to Statista's data, Windows as a whole is the absolutely dominant operating system in the world, with 73% of the market share. Apple's Mac OS accounts for about 15%, and the remaining 12% falls on Chrome OS, Linux and other operating systems.