Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: SVCHOST.EXE hogging up CPU FIX! Windows Update Microsoft Update

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    182

    SVCHOST.EXE hogging up CPU FIX! Windows Update Microsoft Update

    The issue that I having is that SVCHOST.EXE is using 70-90% cpu at bootup or when windows update is running. But after some research I found out that it was happening due to a bug in microsoft update. So to solve this problem I went to Windows Update and checked if the "get microsoft update today" tab is there or not, if it is then this is not the problem, if its not, then click on 'change settings' on the left side and then in the next window scroll down and untick microsoft update and click on apply changes now, this will solve the issue of windows update only.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    179

    Re: SVCHOST.EXE hogging up CPU FIX! Windows Update Microsoft Update

    You can download a hotfix that is available on the microsoft website for the problem that you are facing. When you run Windows update to scan for updates that use Windows Installer, including office updates, CPU utilization might reach 100% for prolonged periods, more information in the below link:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=916089

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    140

    Re: SVCHOST.EXE hogging up CPU FIX! Windows Update Microsoft Update

    Hello, I have follower the above solution but it was not able to solve the same issue. I am still getting 100% cpu usage with Svchost when updating XP and Office? Any help would be appreciated.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1

    Thank God!

    I've been stuggling with this problem myself. After days of looking online, installing patches, and people telling me I had a virus.....sort of hard to do since it was a FRESH install. None-the-less, I'm glad someone has a solution that works.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24-02-2011, 09:49 AM
  2. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-02-2010, 11:35 PM
  3. svchost 100% CPU and Possible windows update problems
    By Dhananjay in forum Windows Vista Performance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-05-2008, 02:07 PM
  4. Svchost.exe Takes 50% CPU With Microsoft Update Enabled
    By Dell Boy in forum Windows Update
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23-04-2007, 02:26 PM
  5. Windows Update Service (svchost.exe) use 100% of CPU
    By Gerhard Wilfinger in forum Windows Update
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-04-2007, 08:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •