Windows 10: Stop "Runtime Broker" from running constantly in the background Solved

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  1.    04 Aug 2015 #1

    Stop "Runtime Broker" from running constantly in the background


    How to stop "Runtime Broker" from running constantly in the background.


    Running win 10 Home 32 bit upgraded from Win 7 Home Premium
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2

    Someone mentioned that they solved this problem by going to Settings, System Display, Notifications & actions. Turn OFF "Show me tips about windows".

    If that doesn't work, you can edit the Registry to disable "Runtime Broker", but this will also prevent Microsoft Store Apps from running.

    Runtime Broker is a service called Time Broker, which can be disabled through editing the registry.

    Right-click on the Start Menu Icon. Go to RUN and type regedit.exe and select OK.

    Find the following entry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000003

    Change the 3 to a 4.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000004

    4 is Disabled, 3 is Manual and 2 is Automatic startup.

    Before editing, the original value was 3. Set to 4 to disable. Just change the 3 to a 4 through the MODIFY menu selection, exit regedit and reboot your system.
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  3.    05 Aug 2015 #3

    After rebooting for today's win10 cumulative update, my UPS was not detected saying "no battery." Unplugging and plugging it in again fixed it. I also noticed this runtime broker high cpu problem, and what made it go away for me was simply opening the system settings app, didn't have to change any settings either. Guess that's lucky, will be watching for recurrences for sure now!
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  4.    05 Aug 2015 #4

    Antilope said: View Post
    Someone mentioned that they solved this problem by going to Settings, System Display, Notifications & actions. Turn OFF "Show me tips about windows".

    If that doesn't work, you can edit the Registry to disable "Runtime Broker", but this will also prevent Microsoft Store Apps from running.

    Runtime Broker is a service called Time Broker, which can be disabled through editing the registry.

    Right-click on the Start Menu Icon. Go to RUN and type regedit.exe and select OK.

    Find the following entry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000003

    Change the 3 to a 4.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000004

    4 is Disabled, 3 is Manual and 2 is Automatic startup.

    Before editing, the original value was 3. Set to 4 to disable. Just change the 3 to a 4 through the MODIFY menu selection, exit regedit and reboot your system.
    Have set key to 4 and will observe the activities.

    Thank you
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  5.    11 Aug 2015 #5

    Antilope said: View Post
    Someone mentioned that they solved this problem by going to Settings, System Display, Notifications & actions. Turn OFF "Show me tips about windows".

    If that doesn't work, you can edit the Registry to disable "Runtime Broker", but this will also prevent Microsoft Store Apps from running.

    Runtime Broker is a service called Time Broker, which can be disabled through editing the registry.

    Right-click on the Start Menu Icon. Go to RUN and type regedit.exe and select OK.

    Find the following entry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000003

    Change the 3 to a 4.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000004

    4 is Disabled, 3 is Manual and 2 is Automatic startup.

    Before editing, the original value was 3. Set to 4 to disable. Just change the 3 to a 4 through the MODIFY menu selection, exit regedit and reboot your system.
    This is brilliant. I am amazed that after being on the phone with MSFT help desk for 90 minutes they did not know this and only tried to reorganize my hard drive to solve this problem.
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  6.    11 Aug 2015 #6

    CAMSI said: View Post
    This is brilliant. I am amazed that after being on the phone with MSFT help desk for 90 minutes they did not know this and only tried to reorganize my hard drive to solve this problem.
    yeah a random buddy had called 3 times to MS and to HP when she had installed win10 as an win7 upgrade - they said both, that only way to go back to that problem, was to re-install and re-upgrade. i solved the problem in 5minutes via teamviewer

    so, these guys are just trained to answer calls, not to really give support despite their titles
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  7.    11 Aug 2015 #7

    batlhilz said: View Post
    yeah a random buddy had called 3 times to MS and to HP when she had installed win10 as an win7 upgrade - they said both, that only way to go back to that problem, was to re-install and re-upgrade. i solved the problem in 5minutes via teamviewer

    so, these guys are just trained to answer calls, not to really give support despite their titles
    Yes. Say, BTW, I did the upgrade from 7 to 10 on one of my machines. On that machine the connect button in the Action Center doesn't see my smart tv. The other machines see it as a projector. The 7 to 10 machine does not seem to have a projector category. Was wondering if anyone knows how to add that category to the device window.
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  8.    11 Aug 2015 #8

    check some of your video or photo files -> right click over -> use "cast to device" -> what does it show there?
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  9.    11 Aug 2015 #9

    Shows the Smart TY there and the photo is cast to the TV. Still can't mirror the laptop though.
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  10.    13 Aug 2015 #10

    CAMSI said: View Post
    This is brilliant. I am amazed that after being on the phone with MSFT help desk for 90 minutes they did not know this and only tried to reorganize my hard drive to solve this problem.
    So, even though I changed the value to 4 in regedit, this Runtime Broker thing still shows up every so often stealing CPU resources. I even went back to make sure the value was still 4.
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