Windows modules installer worker is a windows update service that looks for windows updates and installs windows updates. But, if it is causing high CPU usage, installing new updates and checking new updates for you may be. So, there are fixes for this issue, but there are also disadvantages. Like, you will not get regular updates; you will not be able to install windows components. So, let’s see fixes for this error.
Solution 1: Keep Windows Modules Installer Worker Running For Some Time
In some cases, large windows updates are installed in the background, so the wise choice is to keep it running in the background for some time; if it does not stop after 1 hour or more, go to the next solution.
Solution 2: Stop Automatic Maintenance Service
Automatic maintenance service will run daily to maintain your computer. However, sometimes it causes high CPU and HDD usage at all times, so disabling it may solve the issue. Still, you will not get advantages of this service like background maintenance, auto-updates of windows app etc.
- Press windows and key and type security and maintenance, and open it.
- Now, look for automatic maintenance and click on stop.
Solution 3: Kill TiWorker.exe Process
Sometimes, after windows update or maintenance task competed, the TiWorker.exe process keeps running in the background, so try to kill this process in task manager.
- Open task manager and look for the TiWorker.exe in the processes.
- Right-click on TiWorker.exe and click end task to kill the process.
It is a temporary solution if there is a bug in the process. It will start running again in the background to install updates, so don’t worry if you see it again.
Solution 4: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Open settings by pressing the Windows key and click on the settings icon.
- Click on update and security.
- Now, in the left side panel, click on troubleshoot.
- Now, click on the windows update and click on run the Troubleshooter.
Solution 5: Set Windows Modules Installer On Manual In Services
It is another way to fix the issue temporarily.
- Press the Windows key and type services, and open it.
- Now, locate Windows Modules Installer and right-click on it and click properties.
- In the startup selection type, select manual
- Restart your pc.
Solution 6: Set Windows Updates Service On Manual In Services
In some cases, it fixes the issue.
- Open services.
- Locate windows update and right-click on it and click properties.
- In the startup type, select manual.
- Now, restart your pc.
Solution 7: Set Internet Connection As Metered
- Click on your active internet connection.
- Now, click again on your active connection like Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
- In the metered connection, slide the button to the right side or click on it.
- It stops background data, so the windows module installer will not run in the background.
Solution 8: Run SFC scan
It is a great solution to solve the issue, but it will also resolve all file errors in some minutes, so it is worth trying.
- Open command prompt as administrator.
- Type sfc /scannow.
- It will take a while to complete the scan.
So, the above solutions easily solve the problem. In the latest windows 10 version, this problem is fixed to update windows 10 to the latest version. In the latest windows version, there are many improvements seen about these types of issues.
I will give another suggestion that scan your pc with a good antivirus program. The virus makes duplicate process windows modules in rare cases, so try to scan your pc first.
Sometimes your hard disk is slow, so the Windows module installer worker will consume more time.
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