Thursday, December 12, 2013

How to fix svchost.exe high cpu usage

When getting 100% CPU processor usage cause by svchost.exe (viewed in task manager)
There's a fairly simple solution that takes a long time to find when viewing the videos (in the source) and other links found from google. Here's the solution:

Right click My computer > manage > services > find "Automatic updates" stop and turn off or to manual.

This will stop the service from running when windows is turned on.

It's a risk which must be taken at this point (not updating) but if you have some simple machines that have windows XP (or vista too?) and since the support will be stopped for them soon anyway (which means no more updates after sometime in 2014).

Let me know if this helped you, comments, problems, questions, etc.

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