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Windows 7: Task manager showing 20-30% cpu usage...

28 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
Task manager showing 20-30% cpu usage...

Hi there, .. I dont know why my task manager is show that my cou usage is that high..
Even tough I have nothing runnung, ..
I check the processes and I don't see anything running there, . and the System Idle process is in 93% (for example) while the task manager is showing CPU usage: 30%...

What is this?

Thhanks a lot

PS:Cpu usage in task manager goes even higher when absolutely nothing is running

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2015   #2

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

System Idle is free process space - in other words only 7% of process pace is used. It's an idle number, it is normally the highest number.

You might have nothing running, but the system has lots of stuff. 20-30% isn't that bad, mine for example shoots up to 61%, juts because I launch Task Manager, then it settles down to a lower number.

you might see some improvement by trimming down the number of services and startup items in System Configuration.

Press the WinKey+R and type msconfig in the Run box
Press the Services tab
Hide all Microsoft services Make sure the box has a check mark in it.
Press [Disable all]

Press the Startup tab
Press [Disable all]
Enable your Antivirus (if present) and touchpad (if present) - a tick mark in the box means enabled.
Press [OK]
Restart your machine.

See if the CPU usage is lower.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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