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Windows 7: svchost.exe = slow startup (Win 7)

22 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
svchost.exe = slow startup (Win 7)

I wonder whether it is possible to speed up my OS (Win 7 Pro), that get slowed at the startup, by uninstalling some or most of updates?

FACTS:
It's relatively new OS that I bought together with my laptop. Hardware is not in question (3GB DDR3, Core 2 Due). I monitor my startup software with Winpatrol very accurately I must say.

Nevertheless, it seems that svchost.exe occupies more than 50% of CPU usage at startup that lasts about 10 mins before it starts to decrease percentage.
I found something quite similar to my problem: How to Solve the Svchost.Exe 100% Cpu Utilization Problem - wikiHow

I disabled Windows Updates and uninstalled unneeded ones but I left most of them (Security ones and MS Windows ones) untouched. There was actually no difference in speed, but, I think there is a problem.

So, to remove all updates or some of them or some other solution?
Thank you so much!

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22 Jul 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello..
did you sure your computer not detected by virus??

when you type msconfig, going to startup tab..that's the application running on startup n some of the service is run at the time too. you can also disable from there.
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22 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks ryo for showing me a new interesting way to monitor what is running!
I am however pretty sure there is no virus or spyware because of a trustful software - BitDefender Total Security 2010.

My question would be: is it safe to uninstall all MS Updates? Or this would not be wise...
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22 Jul 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

my laptop, i'm disable the update..because i think n i not need the update.
so when if you not update the path of windows that's could be run too like usually. but you must make sure that's your uninstall is don't change the system of the windows.
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22 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

It would be too much complicated to ask which updates from the list "should" I remove, but for now I wouldn't do any removing, thank you!
I am interested in one more thing... if ALL MS Updates are removed (including office 2007, security ones for Windows etc.) what would happen?
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22 Jul 2010   #6

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Do you know for sure which svchost.exe is consuming the CPU on startup? There are many, and each can contain multiple services. Just because *a* svchost.exe is consuming memory doesn't mean you have a windows update problem (besides, that was actually an MSI engine problem, on XP, which was fixed for XPSP2 with a hotfix (and included in XPSP3). The problem should not exist on a Vista or Windows 7 machine.
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22 Jul 2010   #7
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AVSIC View Post
It would be too much complicated to ask which updates from the list "should" I remove, but for now I wouldn't do any removing, thank you!
I am interested in one more thing... if ALL MS Updates are removed (including office 2007, security ones for Windows etc.) what would happen?
sorry for the late reply.. don't remove the security or office 2007,i think you're using office 2007. that's such of program, and i think you need it. right?
so you can choose what the feature or programs that's you're using.
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22 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Don't know if you are still keeping up with this, but I would not remove any updates, and leave windows updates as auto or ask you first. They can fix minor problems and help keep out malware (just having an AV is never enough). svchost are your services. A lot of the ones that run automatically can by set to manual and there are a couple that should be turned off for security reasons, like remote registry. You can find list online that tell you which ones can be set to manual or disabled. Be assured that not all can or should be. Also, I disable superfetch. By default it runs at startup and starts loading programs you use a lot. It can help those programs load faster when you actually open them but it can also slow down your PC when you login.
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22 Jul 2010   #9
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Don't know if you are still keeping up with this, but I would not remove any updates, and leave windows updates as auto or ask you first. They can fix minor problems and help keep out malware (just having an AV is never enough). svchost are your services. A lot of the ones that run automatically can by set to manual and there are a couple that should be turned off for security reasons, like remote registry. You can find list online that tell you which ones can be set to manual or disabled. Be assured that not all can or should be. Also, I disable superfetch. By default it runs at startup and starts loading programs you use a lot. It can help those programs load faster when you actually open them but it can also slow down your PC when you login.
i don't disable all the update, i just configure that by myself,,if i think that's feature or program doesn't use for me..so i custom it.
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22 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

IMHO it is not wise to remove Windows updates unless you find one that is causing problems with your system. I have never had Windows updates slow down any of my computers. Office 2007 can slow things down if it is started at boot. Using msconfig/start up and turn off Office and see if it starts quicker. If Office is needed at times just put it on your desktop and start it when needed. Using msconfig how many things have check marks; I have 5 every thing else starts when I ask it to. Just because you have programs doesn't mean they have to start at boot. Some time when download a program it will install itself to start at boot weather you want it to or not, so check that also in msconfig.
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