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Windows 7: Lately Windows Live Photo Gallery takes up 70%-90% of CPU!

02 May 2013   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Lately Windows Live Photo Gallery takes up 70%-90% of CPU!

Hello all,

Recently (meaning it wasn't like this from the beginning), when I open Windows Live Photo Gallery to edit photos, I notice in the Task Manager that WLXPhotoGallery.exe takes up 50%-70% of CPU. The dllhost.exe that it brings up, takes up another 20%-25%!

Needless to say all hell breaks loose, the computer starts overheating and I think I'll fry my hard disk if I leave it on for more than a few seconds.

It might be corrupted, don't know how it did. Any suggestions?

The only reason I'm using this lousy piece of software is that I haven't installed my Nero 7 Ultra from 5 years ago. I read that it may not be compatible with Win 7.


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05 May 2013   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You should also ask on this forum,
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05 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


Lets check something out

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now button

Right-click the DDS icon choose Run as administrator to run the tool.

Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs

Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

Note   Note
Don't zip the attach.txt file
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05 May 2013   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Thank you both.

I went into Options and unchecked "Find people in your photos", closed and restarted Photo Gallery...that did it. CPU usage returned to 0%.
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 Lately Windows Live Photo Gallery takes up 70%-90% of CPU!

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