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Windows 7: Svchost.exe is eating up the CPU resources

16 Sep 2015   #1
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Svchost.exe is eating up the CPU resources

Hi!

For a month or so sometimes after the startup svchost.exe is eating up the CPU resources.

Today (using Process Explorer) I finally found the exact culprit that was eating about 13% of the CPU right after startup, it stopped after a couple of minutes but it's irritating nonetheless.

Service: wuauserv

Start address: wuaueng.dll!DllInstall+0x57c0

This wasn't happening ever before (except for the last month or so). Can it be fixed?

Thank you!


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16 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Do you have Windows Update set to automatically install updates?
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16 Sep 2015   #3
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, I don't, I have it set to notify me and then I choose what and when to download and install.
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16 Sep 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Perhaps it is related to GWX (Get Windows 10) activity or other telemetry.

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16 Sep 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is definitely checking for Updates. Now, I haven't bothered troubleshooting mine, but Windows Update doesn't let me know if there are new updates for at least a month now. Did you open Windows Update to actually see if there are any updates ready to be downloaded and installed?
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16 Sep 2015   #6
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

GokAy, you are right on the money! That is the problem! Windows stopped notifying me as well and I just checked for updates and there they are, waiting to be downloaded and installed - but Windows didn't notify me.

What's the deal with this?!
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16 Sep 2015   #7
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Perhaps it is related to GWX (Get Windows 10) activity or other telemetry.

Are you participating in CEIP:
Customer Experience Improvement Program - Join or Unjoin
I am not participating in CEIP. And I have uninstalled and hid the GWX advertisment update.
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16 Sep 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As I told, I didn't troubleshoot it myself (manually checking the updates). But my laptop stopped also. I have all updates installed (even GWX updates). I suspect the culprit is one of the GWX ones.

See the list of GWX updates here - http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ml#post3144970
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16 Sep 2015   #9
Callender

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

Just a quick note to say that I had the same issue for a while but wasn't too bothered. I keep an eye on any new updates anyway. What fixed the notification issue was installing an earlier version of Windows Update Client (at the risk of breaking WU even more) but for me it worked.

Edit: I do not have any Windows 10 Upgrade Updates installed.
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17 Sep 2015   #10
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hm, that's interesting. And pretty stupid too (from Microsoft I mean). I woud like to get back the update notifications but don't really want to install the older client.

I will never update to Windows 10 on this PC so if that's caused by a W10 compatibility update I'd like to know which one. I have only uninstalled the telemetry ones and the GWX one.
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