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Windows 7: High CPU usage while idle. Fresh image + all patches

28 Jun 2016   #1

Windows pro 7 64 bit
High CPU usage while idle. Fresh image + all patches

I have a fresh image of a windows 7 enterprise machine. Its running slow enough that the clock in the system tray starts to lag behind. The clock in the bios is correct though.

In windows task manager the CPU usage jumps 21% to 69% without any notice. There are frequent lockups and stutters as well.

Its running an Intel COre 2 Duo E8400 @3.00 GHz and 4 gigs of ram as well.

It is currently patched with all of the microsoft updates. The only virus protection on it is SCEP.

Ive refreshed GPO, Ive tried uninstalling un-needed software (uninstalling more now) but so far thats not helping. Any suggestions?

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28 Jun 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Hi and welcome.

What processes are using the CPU, as shown in the Task manager?
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28 Jun 2016   #3

Windows pro 7 64 bit

I have attached an image of all of the processes running. I have highlighted where B resumes from A.

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28 Jun 2016   #4

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

See what Resource monitor and the Overview page view has to say.
Dual core have been having a tough time
Seeing you have 32 bit as well and Chrome installed I image it does get bogged down very easily
Chrome soaks up all it can the price for speed.
High CPU usage while idle. Fresh image + all patches-resource-monitor-overview.jpg

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