How To Fix High CPU Usage from Windows Modules Installer Worker

Windows Modules Installer Module is a useful tool in Windows PC. Its function is to automatically check for available Windows updates which means it automatically runs the computer to check for update and automatically installs updates. Although it is an important tool there are instances where issues can occur wherein computer is running slow being of High CPU usage caused by Windows Modules Installer Worker. using too much CPU resources for the process. In this latest installment of out troubleshooting series, we will talk about the recommended solutions that you can try to fix this particular issue on Windows 10.

What to do if Windows Modules Installer Worker cause high CPU Disk usage

One of the main reason for high CPU usage to occur on your computer caused by Windows Modules Installer worker is that it is always running in the background constantly checking for available Windows update. Since it automatically starts while running in the background, it can take up about 50% of RAM memory causing computer to slow down. If you are experiencing high CPU usage caused by Windows Modules Installer Worker, try the following solutions below to fix it.

Solution 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

High CPU usage is caused by Windows Modules installer worker that automatically checks for Windows update. There’s a possibility that this particular issue occurs because of issues with Window update itself. To fix this, try to run Windows Update troubleshooter and see if the issue will be resolved.

To do this:

  1. Click on the Start menu button or Windows logo key located at the lower left.

    Windows Modules Installer Worker

  2. Click Settings, an icon that looks like a gear to open Windows Settings section.

    Settings

  3. At windows setting section, click on Update and Security tab.

    Windows Modules Installer Worker

  4. Click Troubleshoot at the left pane.

    Windows Modules Installer Worker

  5. At right pane, click Additional Troubleshooters

    Windows Modules Installer Worker

  6. Locate and Click on Windows Update under the Get up and Running section.

    Windows Modules Installer Worker

  7. Click Run the Troubleshooter tab. A new window opens and Windows will now detect problems

    Windows Modules Installer Worker

  8. After Windows Update Troubleshooter process is complete and it could not identify any problem, click on Close and Exit Settings Section.

    If a problem is detected, it will display recommended solutions to fix it.
    Windows Modules Installer Worker

After running Windows update troubleshooter, check if issue still occurs.

Solution 2: Troubleshoot System Maintenance

Another solution to try in fixing Windows Modules installer worker high CPU usage is to troubleshoot system maintenance. This will scan your computer to diagnose and automatically repairs issues if there are any.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.
  2. At RUN dialog box, type “Control panel” and press Enter or click OK to open Control panel section
  3. At Control panel window, make sure “View By” located at the upper right is set to Large icons
  4. Click Troubleshooting
  5. At left pane, click View all option
  6. Locate and click System Maintenance
  7. Click Advanced option
  8. Click to check “Apply Repairs Automatically”
  9. Click Next to proceed.
  10. Click “Try Troubleshooting as an administrator” for Administrative access. System Maintenance will now start to troubleshoot. Wait for it to complete.
  11. After system maintenance Troubleshooting is complete and no changes or updates are necessary, close the Troubleshooter.

Solution 3: Delete SoftwareDistribution Folder

SoftwareDistribution temporarily store files that are needed to install updates on your Windows computer. Updating the computer is essential for the latest features and security enhancements, although if you are having Windows update related issues you may need to delete SoftwareDistribution folder. First you need to stop Windows update services before you delete SoftwareDistribution Folder.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.
  2. At RUN dialog box, type “Services.msc” and press Enter or click OK to open Services section
  3. Inside Services window, scroll down and locate Windows Update.
  4. Right click on Windows update service and click Stop from the drop down menu. This will stop Windows update service for the meantime to avoid errors when deleting SoftwareDistribution Folder.
  5. Press Windows key + E on your keyboard to open File Explorer.
  6. Navigate to the following path: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.
  7. Press CTRL + A key to highlight everything inside the folder.
  8. Right click on highlighted entries and then click Delete from the drop down menu.
  9. Restart Computer.

Solution 4: Set to Update Windows Manually

To avoid using too much RAM caused Windows update being automatically updated, you may need to manually check for and install Windows Update. Since you have set to update windows manually, make sure to not forget to manually check for updates from time to time. Updates are important as it provides enhanced updates on its security that is needed for your computer.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.
  2. At RUN dialog box, type “Services.msc” and press Enter or click OK to open Services section
  3. Inside Services window, scroll down and locate Windows Modules installer.
  4. Right click on Windows Modules Installer and then click Properties from the drop down menu.
  5. Inside Properties window, make sure start up type is set to Manual.
  6. If the service status is running, click Stop.
  7. Click Apply to apply changes made.
  8. Click OK to exit Properties window.
  9. Scroll down and locate Windows Update.
  10. Right click on Windows update and then click Properties from the drop down menu.
  11. Inside Properties window, make sure start up type is set to Manual.
  12. If the service status is running, click Stop.
  13. Click Apply to apply changes made.
  14. Click OK to exit Properties window.

After following the solutions mentioned, you will successfully fix High CPU usage caused by Windows Modules Installer Worker. For more troubleshooting videos, feel free to visit our TheDroidGuy Youtube Channel.

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