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Windows 7: WTF is TrustedInstaller doing to my previously-stable Win7 laptop?

07 Jan 2019   #1
billm5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
WTF is TrustedInstaller doing to my previously-stable Win7 laptop?

I'm seeing TrustedInstaller running much more than it used to. Anyone know why?


I have WinUpd set to ask me before installing anything. I manually run Windows Update every day or two.


What do I do now? It's eating 100% of CPU... mostly "Deferred Procedure Calls and Interrupt Service Routines"



And just noticed... TrustedInstaller is -now- in Stopped state... total CPU dropped to 34%, so it must have done *something* ... will root around for clues.


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09 Jan 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Are you using MSE? That's the only Windows program that should be giving you an update on a daily basis.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
billm5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yes, running MSE, and agreed, no other software should be changing!

Is there an official way to see "what's changed?" TrI (my acronym) runs altogether too much, for my liking, on a low-end laptop.

I'm guessing/assuming that MSE updates would be done by TrI.

Is scanning the disk for modified files sufficient to learn what TrI's done (it -seems- not), or do I need to dig into the registry?
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Try setting update to never. MSE will still update every couple of days at most. My thought is when updates are set as you have, they are still ALL downloaded to your drive waiting to install. You can still check for updates if you want on update Tuesday or whenever.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

You can download Live Sysinternals = Process Monitor from MS. Here's a link to Live Sysinternals where you can download useful app's. These are direct links and will download immediately. "Caution" Research anything prior to download and running. "Thing Before you Click" Process Monitor gives you all the information you need. It runs within itself so there's no installation needed.

Here's a good tutorial on Process Monitor. Hope this helps you out.

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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Sorry if my post above is over the top.... Let me know and I'll remove it if it's not what your looking for.
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