Windows 10 is the latest and best version of the Windows operating system which was first released in 2015 and was made as a free upgrade to people who were running Windows 7 or Windows 8 on their computers. Although this is a solid performing operating system there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Windows 10 system idle process high CPU usage issue.
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How To Fix System Idle Process High CPU Usage
Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.
There are several factors that can cause his particular problem ranging from an outdated driver to several startup applications running. Listed below are the recommended troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix this.
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Disable the startup applications
The first thing that you will need to do in this case is to disable the startup applications that are unnecessary.
- Press Windows + R to launch the Run application.
- Type “msconfig” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
- Go to the Services tab present at the top of the screen. Check the line which says “Hide all Microsoft services”.
- Click the “Disable all” button present at the near bottom at the left side of the window. All the third-party services will now be disabled.
- Click Apply to save changes and exit.
Check if the system idle process high CPU usage issue still occurs. In case it doesn’t then you will need to find the service that is causing this problem. You can do this by enabling each service one at a time then immediately checking if the issue still occurs.
There’s a possibility that the problem can be caused by an outdated driver. If this is the culprit then you will need to manually check if your drivers are updated.
- Press Windows + R to launch the Run
- Type “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box and hit Enter. This will launch your computer’s device manager.
- All the installed devices on your computer will be listed.
- Right click on each one and select “Update driver”.
- Select the first option (Search automatically for updated driver software) and proceed.
- Once completed make sure to restart your computer.
Check if the system idle process high CPU usage issue still occurs.
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