Windows 10: High cpu and disk usage

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  1.    24 Apr 2017 #1

    High cpu and disk usage

    Hi everyone

    I have an old Acer laptop. It has the issue of consuming high levels of disk and CPU when applications are running. I tried to do windows 10 reset, but the issue still exist.

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 20,141
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       24 Apr 2017 #2

    place it in clean boot:
    How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    Then check task manager for changes.
    If you have changes then you can modify the used applications to see which is the misbehaving application
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  3.    24 Apr 2017 #3

    Please post a screenshot of your task manager when this is happening if you haven't resolved it. (Use the icon above your post to the left of the video icon).

    Organise relevant columns high to low by clicking on that column's header.
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  4.    25 Apr 2017 #4

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    also Windows Modules Installer Worker consuming 65% CPU
    Antimalware Service Executable, Service Host Local System (16)
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  5.    25 Apr 2017 #5

    Too many things on a low performance computer.
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  6.    25 Apr 2017 #6

    Hi, do you have any idea what's downloading? It seems something is installing.

    Have you tried a clean boot as @zbook asked?

    When you have logged in after a clean boot, please again post a screenshot of your task manager.
    Please also post a screenshot of your Update History

    If internet use is still high after a clean boot, try disconnecting the internet and post another screenshot of our task manager.

    Initial objective: to try to reach a state where very little is happening.

    wsappx is related to the Store.
    What is wsappx and why is it causing high cpu load? - gHacks Tech News

    Please complete your system specs (see mine for comparison). There's a Tutorial on how to do so if stuck. Please include details of your disk(s)
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    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       25 Apr 2017 #7

    It's Windows Update eating your bandwith and there's nothing you can do with it.

    As for Antimalware Service Executable, that process is doing scheduled quick scan or it's real-time protection is turned on.
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  8.    25 Apr 2017 #8

    Maybe so, but if it is a continuing situation, there's something amiss. That's why I asked for the update history - could it be continually failing updates? And with wsappx active, I'm not so sure.

    @fadi, please confirm if the high resource use is always what you see.

    Can you say when this problem started- have you ever had Win 10 running on this successfully?
    Or did this start after you upgraded your -old- PC to Win 10?
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  9.    25 Apr 2017 #9

    I took a look at windows update and seems fines all updates were installed successfully. I did clean boot and seems there is no change,

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    disconnected the wifi and here is a pic of task manager

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  10.    26 Apr 2017 #10

    I can see the screen shots, seems that you found the culprit, must be WiFi driver because a simple system update or any download wouldn't task even a single core processor that much.
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