wuauclt svchost and 100% CPU usgage

Posted by Kirby Turner on May 24, 2007

Last month I mentioned Windows automatic update was maxing out the CPU on my computer after I installed PowerPoint 2007. It seems I’m not the only one dealing with the annoying issue. Here is a suggested workaround to the infamous svchost issue.

Also, here is another newsgroup thread talking about the issue that might be helpful to some.

Update: The workaround mentioned above does not prevent wuauclt and svchost from using 100% of the CPU but it does make the computer responsive again. Prior to applying the workaround the computer would be unusable for long periods of time.

Posted in programming. Tagged in windows.

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