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Windows 7: System Idle process high cpu usage

03 Dec 2009   #1

window 7 ult 64bit
 
 
System Idle process high cpu usage

After laptop is on for about 5-10 minutes I start getting insane lag doing anything.
Just trying to get screenshots and typing this in is taking 30 minutes.
Hopefully screenshots can explain better.



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03 Dec 2009   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You want system idle process to be high. That means the processor is looking for work. 99 is better than 60. What is that 22% process--it is running at 0% on my PC.
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03 Dec 2009   #3
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That is the Windows Media Player sharing network. It needs to be nuked unless you want to play media on other computers in the network, and even then will run high CPU unless you keep it turned off in Network & SHaring Center>Advanced Settings>Media Streaming and in Services.

In fact there is popular batch file that turns it off in almost all the places it can turn itself back on. Set a restore point in case you don't like it: wmpnscfg_disable.bat


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03 Dec 2009   #4

window 7 ult 64bit
 
 

got that done thank you.
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03 Dec 2009   #5

window 7 ult 64bit
 
 

ok now im gettign the same issue again.
every time the cpu usage jumps through different tasks.

all im doing is using internet explorer and its lagging like crazy.

now my question is, can i uninstall windows 7 and still be able to use the key later when it isnt so crappy?
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03 Dec 2009   #6
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Better to fix it in-place if possible.

If you think it might be helped by a reinstall (and it might) then do a repair install from the deskstop, which saves programs/files/settings but reinstalls the OS and reconfigures the boot correctly.

Run the Windows 7 DVD and select Upgrade. Select "stay connected to internet through install" and plug into wired connection.

If it missed any incompatibilities during original install, it will also find them now when first assessing the Upgrade as it runs the compatibility wizard.
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03 Dec 2009   #7

window 7 ult 64bit
 
 

it's not the same issue with the media network. i turned that off already.

its jsut that whenever I start up any program my cpu usage starts spiking.

what sthe poitn of a quad core if windows 7 eats everything when i try to do sumthing.
i never had this problem with vista. i was able to play world of warcraft just fine.

but now just trying to do research with internet explorer it takes forever to get anywhere. and when im watchingit with task manager, getting spikes all 4(8) layers

why im reluctant to do the upgrade (again) is because it took over 4 hours the first time.
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03 Dec 2009   #8
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You did an in-place Upgrade to begin with? That is your problem. There are all kinds of problems with high performance machines with in-place Upgrades. That it took 4 hours means it was struggling.

The solution (as always) is a formatted clean install. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD, plug ethernet so you can "Stay Connected to Internet During Install", Select Custom, Advanced Drive tools then format before install.

Of course you have to reinstall your programs and files, but it will be a clean install without corruption carried over from the (IMO) worst OS ever into the best OS ever.
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03 Dec 2009   #9

window 7 ult 64bit
 
 

can i reinstall with the same key?

or shoudl i say would there be issues with installing with the same key
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04 Dec 2009   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yahtnavmos View Post
can i reinstall with the same key?

or shoudl i say would there be issues with installing with the same key
You can always reinstall with the same key.

If it's an Upgrade key, don't preformat as the DVD will scan your system at bootup and detect Windows to allow it to accept Upgrade key.

Plug an ethernet wire so it can stay online to get latest installer updates.

Then select Custom install, Advanced drive tools and Format to get the cleanest possible install.

The installer is nearly driver-complete, with newer ones coming in quickly on Windows Updates. You may need to find some apps/drivers on your Support Downloads page for your model. If you have wireless, keep your Vista/Windows 7 LAN driver handy just in case so you can get online right away to get Updates.
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