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Windows 7: High CPU and Memory Usage at Idle

10 Aug 2016   #1
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
High CPU and Memory Usage at Idle

Hey guys, just installed a new Samsung 850 EVO SSD Dual Booting with Linux. Used what I believe is called a Retail Version of Windows 7 to avoid all the junk that was included with the Toshiba Disks. Seems recently Windows 7 is running at 50+% CPU and 30+% at Idle right after boot, is this normal for an SSD? And, I left it like this for like an hour just to see if it would calm down.

Right now running 82% CPU and 51% Memory with only Three Tabs open and nothing else...using Chrome. One my Yahoo Mail, Youtube music, This site and my Bookmarks Tab. I've looked around at what is running but nothing seems abnormal, any suggestions?

Nasty7


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10 Aug 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
This is windows updates time
Micro... has been playing cat and mouse on these download links so if they do not exist yet you might have to use the catalog to get them if the links don't work,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

Make sure KB3020369 is installed
Win-7 32 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46827
Win-7 64 bit
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=46817

Then manually install KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53335
Win-7 64 bit,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=53332

After switch your windows update settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

You must use Internet explorer to download from the catalog
Microsoft Update Catalog
You also have to right click ie and use run as administrator don't ask me why but the 2 recommended browser add-ons won't install unless you do,
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10 Aug 2016   #3
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The dreaded Update issues...O-boy. Thanks so much for the heads up ThrashZone, I'll do this tonight.

I have Updates set to "Check for Updates but let me decide to Download and Install them" I also ran a "Check for Updates" and it stuck on that for an hour also, sorry forgot to mention that.

I also have set to "Only allow Important Updates"

It's a shame Windows 7 is becoming so hard to maintain because it is so awesome. I wonder what businesses do about all this, call the IT guy every month to fix?

Thanks again, Nasty7
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10 Aug 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No problem I'll look forward to an update = no pun intended
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10 Aug 2016   #5
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay this was installed:
Code:
PS C:\Users\Chris> get-hotfix -id KB3020369

Source        Description      HotFixID      InstalledBy          InstalledOn
------        -----------      --------      -----------          -----------
CHRIS-PC      Update           KB3020369     NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM  5/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
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10 Aug 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay skip to installing this one KB3172605
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11 Aug 2016   #7
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ThrashZone, I ran this one for 35 minutes, ran out of time. Is this going to take a long time to Run as I expect it will?

Then I tried to Install the "Optional" Updates after fully researching them, that stuck for two hours, so I shut down for the night.

Why would this happen to me, is this something I did wrong with my setup/installation of Windows 7 Home Premium?

Thanks, Nasty7
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11 Aug 2016   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
ThrashZone, I ran this one for 35 minutes, ran out of time. Is this going to take a long time to Run as I expect it will?

Then I tried to Install the "Optional" Updates after fully researching them, that stuck for two hours, so I shut down for the night.

Why would this happen to me, is this something I did wrong with my setup/installation of Windows 7 Home Premium?

Thanks, Nasty7
No but you should not run Window update until KB3172605 is installed. That is why TrashZone said to set the
updates to Never check for updates and restart the machine first, then manually install KB3172605.
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11 Aug 2016   #9
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote:
No but you should not run Window update until KB3172605 is installed. That is why TrashZone said to set the
updates to Never check for updates and restart the machine first, then manually install KB3172605.
Thanks pbcopter, I did not run Windows Update.

Thanks for the clarification on Setting to "Never Check for Updates" I did not do that but will now! restart, and install KB3172605

Thanks! Nasty7
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11 Aug 2016   #10
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys all good now. I fully botched the instructions Thrashzone gave me. I do have a few questions if anyone has time.

1. Is it okay to Omit "Optional" Updates?

2. Can I set Updates to "Never Check for Updates" and do it myself?

Thanks, Nasty7
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