Svchost hangs my computer by taking 98% of the CPU time. After looking around a bit, I find that it has something to do with Windows update. The only way I can get the computer to run normally is to disable Automatic Updates. I confirmed that it has to do with auto updates by going to Microsoft Update page. When I did a manual search for updated at the Microsoft site, everything hung up and looking at the Task Manager i found svchost at the top using 98% of the CPU time. The Microsoft was continually searching until I ended the svchost process.
picture of the microsoft site attached.
Doing a Google search, it looks like I'm not the only one with the problem. Is this a known bug with a fix? or is it a nasty by Microsoft to try to get people to upgrade to a newer system? I don't want to have to leave Auto Updates disabled and I have no desire to leave XP.