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svchost causing excessive cpu and memory usage

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My pc's with Vista and W7 are showing excessive use of resources until I stop Windows Update as a service under the most active svchost process.  This is a relatively new development and one that is crippling the pc's.  Is there a fix for such a problem and is there a way to identify all services that do not need to be active?

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Uninstall these updates.


Open add remove programs.
View Installed Updates.
Remove these from your machine.
Windows 10 Worst Features Installed 'Again' On Windows 7 And Windows 8


Then hide those updates.



Check the issue now.

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