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Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU Issues: Fix Them Now!

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with these issues
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About The Issue

Using a computer that runs Windows 10 OS is more like a gateway to facing several error messages. But the Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU usage” issue is not a formidable situation. You can work it around following the tips below.

Windows Modules Installer Worker high CPU issues fix

1. Get Rid of SoftwareDistribution

To get rid of the SoftwareDistrbution folder, you have to first stop the Windows Update service.

How to Stop Windows Update Service:

  • Right-click on Start and click Run.
  • Enter services.msc into the box and click Run.
  • Look out for Windows Update service on the Services page.
  • Right-click on it when you find it and select Stop.
  • Close the page.

How to Delete the SoftwareDistribution Folder:

  • Launch File Explorer and click on This PC on the left pane.
  • Navigate to Local Disk (C:) >>> Windows >>> SoftwareDistribution.
  • Right-click on the folder and choose Delete.
  • Restart your PC.

2. Troubleshooting

You could troubleshoot this error and have it fixed automatically. Follow these steps to do that:

  • Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Go to the Troubleshoot tab, get in and look out for Windows Update under the Troubleshoot section.
  • Launch the troubleshooter and let it run completely.

3. Change Update Preferences

Here’s how to change Windows Update preferences:

  • Open the Settings page and go to Network and Internet.
  • Open the WiFi and select your current network (the one you’re using to browse).
  • Scroll down to Metered connection and toggle it on.
  • Once your connection is set as metered connection, Windows Update won’t run.

When no other solution seems to work, the last resort is to roll back OS updates

If you just updated your Windows 10 OS, you will need to take it back to its previous version (before the update). However, this action can cause you to lose your important files and documents.

In order to be on the safe side, you need to create a backup of your files (or your storage disk entirely). There are many ways to create disk backups, but it is best to create disk images. A disk image is a new backup method that simply clones the selected disk or storage media. Disk Images are more reliable than regular backups and you can create them freely using DiskInternals Partition Recovery software.

How To Create A Disk Image

  • Download the software and install it on your Windows PC.
  • Launch the app after installation and cancel the Wizard box that launches automatically.
  • Select the disk you want to backup, right-click and choose Create Disk Image. You can also click on Drives on the menu bar and select Create Image.
  • Now, choose where to save the disk image - it has to be saved in an external location since you're planning to roll back updates on your PC.

With DiskInternals Partition Recovery, you can backup your disks and also recover your lost files easily following the Wizard.

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