Windows 10: WMI Provider Host Solved

  1.    29 Apr 2017 #1

    WMI Provider Host


    Why is this process taking up 4-7% of my CPU? I know what is does, but is it normal for it to use that much power (%)? This has not been a problem before. Only a few weeks ago, it was only on 1% or less. Will disabling this process do any harm to my system?
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  2. Posts : 3,151
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       29 Apr 2017 #2

    It should have zero activity, unless it is in a job, maybe triggered by some app.
    Running a maintenance would not hurt. Download WC.bat and run it as admin.
    WMI Provider Host Attached Files
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  3.    29 Apr 2017 #3

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    It should have zero activity, unless it is in a job, maybe triggered by some app.
    Running a maintenance would not hurt. Download WC.bat and run it as admin.
    I tried to run it, restarted my computer after it was done. No change Is it any way to see what is triggering it?
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  4. Posts : 3,151
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       29 Apr 2017 #4

    Download Process Monitor to see, what it is is doing, maybe it will give some clue.

    Menu - Filter - Filter - Process Name - is - wmiprvse.exe - OK - Yes
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  5.    29 Apr 2017 #5

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Download Process Monitor to see, what it is is doing, maybe it will give some clue.

    Menu - Filter - Filter - Process Name - is - wmiprvse.exe - OK - Yes
    So I tried to run it. It mentions USBHUB 3 alot. Maybe a device is making the problem? I tried to disconnect all of my USB devices. Nothing seemed to lower the CPU usage from WMI provider host.
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  6. Posts : 3,151
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       29 Apr 2017 #6

    It looks, like it is trying to repeatedly install a driver.

    You can use Driver Easy Free to check for missing/outdated drivers.
    Then you can google the driver version and download it elsewhere.
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  7.    29 Apr 2017 #7

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    It looks, like it is trying to repeatedly install a driver.

    You can use Driver Easy Free to check for missing/outdated drivers.

    Then you can google the driver version and download it elsewhere.
    Alot of my drivers was outdated. I think updating them worked. Its now on 0%. Thank you so much
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