How to stop Windows Update service from using up too much CPU?

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    dc2000

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    When I open my laptop lid, it seems like it becomes very sluggish for the next 20-30 minutes. I checked the Task Manager and it turns out that the following service runs at a constant 50% CPU utilization:

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    and only if I stop it things come to normal.

    Is there any other way to fix this?
     
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    The same here actually, I think the process of updates has to do that, and it limits itself to 50% so that it doesn't use up all memory, explaining why it is so sluggish.

    It's unlikely, but someone should be able to provide you with a solution (if anyone except me actually still posts here)...
     
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    Thanks. Appreciate it. So far I can solve it by stopping the service. Although that's not a good solution. It's a shame too that Microsoft seems to have abandoned that OS.
     
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    I know it isn't a good solution, but the good thing is that MS did limit CPU usage to 50%, or the computer would be unusable.

    Indeed. It's funny how people bash Vista, yet 7 is the exact same but uses blue and not green, adds and removes few features (very lazily for some removals like windows mail), breaks .zip decompression and a few other things.

    Hope you find out how to stop it using so much memory properly, perhaps there's a string in the registry where you can change the limiter (most probably).

    I was more referring to the fact this board was active and now only a couple of people post here.
     
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