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A common problem under Windows 10/8/7 is the inexplicable use of High Disk, which sometimes blocks all other processes in the system. In many cases, when you check the Task Manager, the CPU and hard disk usage of the Windows Installer Worker module is very high – sometimes even more than 50%!
The Windows Modules Installer Worker or WMIW or TiWorker.exe checks for new Windows server updates and installs them on your computer system. This process can place a load on the system and, in some cases, increase disk usage by up to 100%, causing all other processes to be suspended or frozen. A system reboot does not work and the problem does not resolve itself.
Windows Module Installer Worker High CPU or High Disk Usage
1] Before you begin, you should check that your Windows is running the scheduled automatic maintenance task, and if so, give it some time – perhaps hours – to complete it. Settings can be found here – Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Security and Maintenance > Automatic Maintenance.
2] Usage may also increase when Windows Update is running – so give it some time. If it is not running, run and check for Windows updates and install them.
3] You can also scan your computer for malware. Then run an antivirus scan.
4] After doing this, you can then try closing the TiWorker.exe process in the Task Manager itself and restart it and see if it helps. But it is very likely that the problem will happen again and again. Therefore, the affected service must be stopped.
5] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if it helps.
6] Run System File Checker and DISM tool to replace damaged system files and repair a damaged system image.
7] If nothing helps, you may want to see if you want to disable Windows Automatic Update. If you decide to do so, open the Service Manager. This can be done by opening the Run field, pressing the Win+R keys and then executing the command services.msc.
Now search in the list Windows Modules Installer Worker‘. The list is in alphabetical order
Double-click Windows Modules Install Worker and open the Preferences window. It is normally set to Automatic. Please change the mode to Manual.
Now search for’Windows Update’ in the’services.msc’ window. Double-click it and open the settings. Change the Automatic mode to Manual as in the previous case.
If you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, open the’Control Panel’ and click on’Windows Update’ then click on ‘Change Settings’ .
Change the setting to ‘Check for updates, but let me choose if I need to download and install them‘.
Windows 10 users may need to see this message to disable automatic Windows update.
Restart the system after completing the above procedure. The above procedure sets’Windows Update’ to manual mode. Thus, it does not automatically check for updates and only when you order it. This is a workaround until you find the solution. Maybe starting in the clean boot state will help you solve the problem. Remember to check and update your computer manually every week if you want to follow the last suggestion.
Messages about processes with high resources:
- WMI Provider Host High CPU usage
- High mscorsvw.exe CPU usage
- Wuauserv High CPU usage
- iTunes High CPU usage
- iTunes High CPU usage
- OneDrive Problem with high CPU usage
- Ntoskrnl. exe high CPU and disk usage
- Desktop Window Manager dwm.exe consumes a high CPU
- Windows Driver Foundation with a high CPU
- Windows Shell Experience Host uses a high CPU.