Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU Usage Issue

The Windows Modules Installer Worker is a service provided by Windows that run at the background and notify the user about possible updates or check for latest Windows Updates. However, the issue arises when the Windows Module Installer Worker takes up 50% of memory and slows down the working efficiency of your computer.

Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU Usage Error

If your computer is working slowly even though your computer has enough RAM and use only a few applications, then the reason can be Windows Module Installer Worker. You can use the keys CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to confirm if your computer is having this issue and this will take you to Task Manager. You will notice that Windows Module Installer Issues is taking up 50% of memory, and in some other cases, it can be 100% that lead to Disk Usage Error.

How To Fix Windows Modules Installer Worker Issues

There is nothing that you can do about Windows Module Installer Worker issue as it is a process running at the background. Thus, your computer will run slowly as long as this process runs in the background. However, the following methods might help to solve Windows Module Installer Worker problem for some extent.

Solution 1 – Manual Windows Update

The primary method to solve Windows Module Installer Worker issue is that you update your computer’s Windows Manually and switching off the automatic mode.

Step 1: Start your computer and press the Windows Key + R, i.e., open run. So, lets move to the next step to solve this issue.

Step 2: In the run box type services.msc and hit Enter button.

Step 3: A new window will appear in which look and select the service Windows Module Installer.

Step 4. A check-box will appear in which click on the option Manual under Start-up type section below which you will notice another section named as Service Status > in case if its running click on Stop > Click Apply and then hit Enter button.

Step 5: In the services window look and double-click on Windows update, a checkbox will appear.

Step 6: Click on the Manual under Startup type section and under Service Status section click Stop if its running > click Apply and then click Ok.

Solution 2 – Troubleshoot

Windows built-in troubleshooter can also help to solve this problem, and it is pretty useful too:

Step 1: Start your computer and go running by pressing Windows Key + R in combination.

Step 2: In the run box type control.exe/name Microsoft. Troubleshooting and press Enter Button > Click View All.

Step 3: In the new window, select System Maintenance.

Step 4: In the system, maintenance window, click Advanced and tick on the check-box that appears, i.e., Apply Repairs Automatically > Click Next.

Finally, give some time so that your computer’s window system undergoes the troubleshoot process and check if the Windows Modules Installer Worker issues are solved.


Windows Modules Installer Worker is a default process, and any change that you bring about in this process if goes wrong can lead to more problems related to your computer working & efficiency. Thus, be careful while using the methods provided in the article, and I hope they will help you in solving this issue.

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