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Windows 7: svchost.exe (netserv) high cpu usage

11 Aug 2016   #11

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

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I don't KB3172605.
Sorry I don't know what that means ?
Did you install KB3172605 or not ?

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Rebooted and the service started again. Do I have to stop it every time?
Well it is normal for windows to search for updates on start up but not if your settings are set to never check for updates so that is weird
All I can say is download the above update to your downloads folder... and disconnect from the internet when you restart.

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By the way, how do I log off this site? Probably staring me in the face but don't see it.
On the bottom of every page here you'll see Log Out :)

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11 Aug 2016   #12


KB3172605 did not install when I did Check for Updates. When the updates finished, it said that updates were up to date.
Is there a way I can look for just that update. I don't know how to do it if there is.
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11 Aug 2016   #13

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

What happened did it just spin and spin and never asked to restart ?
What should happen
The stand alone installer will search
It will then eventually ask if you want to install it and you approve.
Then once it installs you'll get a prompt to restart the machine.

None of what should of happened actually happened ?
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11 Aug 2016   #14


I think I resolved the windows update service starting each time I reboot or restart.
Beside stopping the service, I also changed the start-up type from automatic to manual.
I just rebooted and the service did not start and cpu utilization is low.

Yesterday, I started Windows Update around 6:30 P.M. I saw your suggestion on stopping the service around midnight, went to the laptop and windows update was still running. I stopped the service and when I went to the Windows Update screen, it had finished, said that windows had all updates and did not give me a list of any updates to do or told me to reboot. KB3172605 is not listed as being applied to the laptop. Let me know if there is a way of doing this update manually, and how please.

If it is alright with you, I would like to wait until Wednesday of next week to mark this issue as solved.
I plan to do a manual windows update in the morning, after patch Tuesday, and see how long it takes or if it works like it should.

Thank you again for your time.
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