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Windows 7: how to disable svchhost -- takes up a lot of CPU usage

19 Dec 2016   #1

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how to disable svchhost -- takes up a lot of CPU usage

Just would like to know how to go about disabling certain processes that take up a lot of CPU usage. I run 7 in Parallels for some work that I do, and certain processes take a lot of processing time. I would like to know how to disable them to speed things up, etc.

I know it's somewhere in system or resource monitor, but can't quite remember.

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19 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

See this from Microsoft on what svchost is and what you can or cannot do about it.

Abnormally high CPU usage from svchost.exe [SOLVED] - Microsoft Community
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19 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

You can temporarily(or permanently) turn off windows update. That is usually the culprit.
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19 Dec 2016   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

As mentioned, it's probably Win update.
See if it is working manually: %windir%\system32\wuapp.exe startmenu
If it runs forever, it's Win update. Then post a treat at this forum on
I myself had a issue with it.
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