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Windows 7: High Memory usage in svchost with Windows Update

09 Jul 2015   #11
Nyaro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

jesus guys you don't understand such a simple thing, Windows Update will eat 16GB of RAM easy if you will download 2011 version of windows 7 and will try to update it via Windows Update, the more updates await the more RAM will be eaten, and that's why it's annoying, you can disable it completely - for that you need to open the start menu, then write services in the search bar, and open the Services Running on this Computer , after that go to the very bottom of the list and find Windows Update, right click on it/All Tasks/Stop , then right click on it again/Properties/and change the Startup type from Automatic to Disabled, and you done, if it will even enable itself again then that was one of your utilities fault like AVG TuneUp for example,,, yeah you can say that you can avoid all that if just will set automatic search for updates or will search them manually once a week - but then again, it eats internet speed.


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10 Jul 2015   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I set mine to check but let me decide what to download and install that way I can keep a little ahead of stuff I may not think necessary - a lot of non Windows stuff comes through Windows updates for example Toshiba have a nasty habit of inserting some of their crapware in along with updates .

As for the AVG (and others) tune up crap well anyone who uses more than CCleaner in my mind requires urgent psychiatric treatment.

If you keep the update leftovers cleaned out then I don't see a problem. As for reinstalling and having so many updates - I think it is par for the course - tedious yes but necessary.
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10 Jul 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Nyaro if I understand your post you recommend disabling Windows 7 Updates.

I totally disagree. Windows 7 needs it's proper Updates. You can choose to get them automatically or manually. Either way works. I do mine manually checking several times a day along with checking my security programs for updates. All update on my systems are done manually.
All one has to do is remember to do them or a system can fall way behind in getting it's needed updates.

You are correct while downloading updates it could slow down your other uses of the internet. It depends on your system and internet method used. So what, the updates are needed.

Windows 7 updates will not eat up 16 gigs of ram. Never, no way. How would people with less ram ever get updates if that was true?

AVG Tuneup and things like that are nothing but snakeware junk.
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11 Jul 2015   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well the post eating RAM to be honest I was holding back and trying to be as polite as I could and Layback has just added what is in my opinion his courteous reply.

If it were not for that member being a "tad" uninformed then I would have worded my answer a bit stronger and probably got my knuckles rapped for doing so.
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13 Aug 2015   #15
sgrenier

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Microsoft released a patch in june to help solve the problem of memory of Windows Update in Windows 7.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265
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13 Aug 2015   #16
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgrenier View Post
Microsoft released a patch in june to help solve the problem of memory of Windows Update in Windows 7.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265
See this information on that hotfix:

Support Tip: ConfigMgr 2012 update scan fails and causes incorrect compliance status - The Official Configuration Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

It has been pointed out that it's only for WSUS - NOT ordinary Windows Updates. See:

Strange behavior of Updates during recent installs
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