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Windows 7: wuauserv service using CPU without updating

16 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
wuauserv service using CPU without updating

UPDATE: One of the links I put in my document to your site gave me this link for some reason.
Windows Update Posting Instructions
I guess it's because I'm logged in here now. I shall follow it for now to see if it has some super detailed, step by step solution to solving Windows updates for my specific computer solution.

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Greetings, everyone.

After years of coming here in the pursuit of Windows solutions, I decided to create an account as I am at a point of no resolution. It's a bit of read and ramble, but I hope that it gives some relevant information that may lead up to this terror I face.

For those who can't take the take the time to read it, the tldr version is this.

The service, wuauserv, located in one of my scvhost.exe instance will use 1/4 of my processor for X amount if time whether or not I click to search for updates. During this time, there are no harddrive read/writes from the process. For some reason, it's now stopped but I have no updates to perform. Here's a picture.

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The yellow part peaks at about 1.8 GB, down to 1 GB and then down to almost nothing when it finally stopped. I've checked various solutions. You can read about that in the Google Doc. Basically I am at a point of self defeat.

I cannot get updates even though I know more are there but not given.
I cannot keep service wuauserv disabled.
wuauserv will use CPU even if updates are turned completely off.

I've basically lost control of Windows here. I suppose I could ignore it and play my games since my CPU can handle the quarter use, but this sucks. Nothing solves the problem.

Thank you for your merciful assistance. I would not come here unless I had exhausted myself to a point of nearly utter defeat.

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16 Sep 2015   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

The drop box link requests a log on.

If you want, you can post the image via these steps:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

I would suggest that you...
...set the computer not to sleep
...manually request a list of updates
...leave the computer alone overnight.

Let us know if that gets you some updates to install.
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16 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I think you should be able to cancel the log in as I've tested it in private browser sessions. Right now I'm running that 500 MB something download and it asked if I wanted to install KB947821. Thank you so much for responding. You don't know what it means to talk in nearly real time with a person about this insanity. A hotfix is currently processing in what looks to be like an old style Wxp version of Windows Update. I feel like I'm almost out of the woods here and will check back often.

EDIT: It's beautiful. They should have sent a poet.

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16 Sep 2015   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I was able to see the info via google docs.
The advice is the same: let it check for updates all night long.

Some recent updates are supposed to improve the WU process. Maybe one of those updates will help lessen the CPU usage when WU seems to be doing nothing.
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16 Sep 2015   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

No need. Solid state. updaterestartupdaterestartupdaterestart. An episode of Firefly later and several dozen updates, and I only got 2 updates this last time around to install, and those are done without begging for another updaterestart. My CPU isn't being being abused. The ship is out of danger.

I don't know why I double checked that first sevensforum link I put in my document. Seems somehow I went there and didn't follow it. I'm saving that link and every link kin to it. That's a miracle. I can't tell ya how happy I am to have a fresh install here. It makes you wanna go out and copy the whole darn drive to a new darn drive and stash it away for a replacement.

Thanks, everyone.
Good night.

- Lykos
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