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*Solved* Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU

Windows Modules Installer Worker is a very common error in the Windows machine especially if we take in to account the computers that are running on Windows 10. You will face this error when your windows modules installer tool is not responding in the task manager and it causes high CPU use.

Solved Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU

*Solved* Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU

You can fix this issue with just simple steps that you can find below. There is more than one method below if the one is not working for you then try another. These methods are safe and can work for 99% of users.

What is Windows Modules Installer Worker?

A tool built-in into windows OS that is used to check for updates. Through this too your OS updates itself and fixes bugs and to do this job, Windows Modules Installer Worker high disk usage program runs in the program. There may come a time when it becomes unresponsive while checking for updates and in that case, your system may become utterly slow or becomes completely unresponsive.

If you are facing that problem, we have got covered it for you. Today you will learn to fix the Windows Modules Installer Worker problem to keep your system run smoothly without any interruption.

Methods to fix Windows Modules Installer Worker High Disk Usage Error

Windows Modules Installer Worker error is very common in Windows 10 but you may also encounter it on Windows 7/8 as well. Below you can find 3 methods to solve this issue.

Method 1: Change Automatic Windows Updates to Manual Updates

  1. Windows button + R and type msc and click on OK.
  2. You will notice a window look for Windows module installer by clicking on the search icon that you can see at the top right. When you find the Windows module installer double click on it.

Windows Modules Installer

3. Locate Startup Type and change the option from Automatic to Manual.

Windows Modules Installer Properties

4. Go back to the msc windows (step 1) and search Windows Update and this time set the option of Startup type to Manual.

5. Go to Control Panel and click on Windows Update.

Windows Updates

6. Go to change settings and there you should be able to update the way windows update Click on OK and close all the windows.

7. The final step is to reboot your computer. The manual update will be activated when restarts. Hopefully, this method works for you and if not then you need to read the article till the end.

Note: Make sure to check for windows updates regularly. Your computer will not be going to update itself and missing on important updates will lead your operating system unstable and can cause serious performance glitches.

Method 2: Fix Tiworker.exe

Sometimes, the task manager indicates the high usage CPU even if you have changed the option from automatic to manual and this is because of tiworker.exe which is the executable file that is also connected to the Windows Update.

You can fix the issue by following the steps below:

1. In Windows 10, Press Windows home button and search troubleshooting. Click it to start troubleshooting


For users with older version of windows, simply go to Control Panel and search troubleshooting.

2. At the left side of the window, look for View All and click on it.


3. Locate System Maintenance and click on it. This will start detecting the problems in your computer.

System Maintenance

It will take a couple of minutes to complete the method. After that, reboot your system. I hope this method works for you if not then there is one more solution mentioned below that you can try.

Method 3: Clean Boot

The last is to perform a clean boot through Microsoft configuration tool that is in every windows system. this tool will let you to find the temporary and unwanted files on your system. you can also release some amount of space by deleting these files. It will also free up your CPU from unwanted processes.

1. Click on Windows button and search msconfig.exe. when you find the file, click to open it.


2. The MSConfig window will appear, click on Normal Setup then click on OK.

System Configuration

3. After that, restart your computer.

After a restart, you would not see this high CPU usage error and now you can open as many apps as you want without worrying about the computer getting slow.

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I hope one of the above-mentioned methods works for you if not then you need to upgrade your system hardware. After trying all three methods, if it is still giving you the same error then it is because it does not meet the hardware configurations.

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