svchost.exe hogs CPU at 100%

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  1. sromero001

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    Does automatic monthly Windows update clear svchost.exe hogging CPU at 100%? If so what does it do to do the job?
     
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    The service is trying to update Internet Explorer or another service for whatever reason, and possibly cannot be avoided since updates have been almost completely broken on Windows Vista since recently.

    Turn off updates if you must want to stop it.
     
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    The problem occurs almost on a monthly basis. It goes away each time right after Windows does its monthly automatic installation of Windows updates. So something happens during the installation. I am just wondering what it is and is it something that I can do manually. I don't want to disable the Windows updates since Windows tells me they are important and they have fixed the CPU problem each time it occurs. Thanks
     
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    Since Windows Updates are released on a monthly basis I'd say just disable the service until Patch Tuesday comes along and then update it manually... IDK, I'm not a techy person myself lol.

    Oh, I just read why svchost.exe runs like this. It's because you have too many services going on at once and Windows Update goes on to use a lot of memory when checking for updates. It's actually to increase stability.

    Because I'm pretty sure that the updator should only limit itself to 50% CPU, I'm guessing something else is going on in the background that's making it go to 100% for whatever reason. Could be a conflict.

    Also I know how to fix the actual updates now so they aren't broken.
     
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    I don't think that it is the Windows updater that creates the 100% CPU problem. A few days before the scheduled Windows update the CPU goes to 100%. Then the Windows update comes along and the CPU problem goes away when the update installation finishes. The update fixes the problem.
    What is involved in fixing the updates so that they aren't broken?
    Thanks
     
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