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Fix Tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker high CPU Usage on Windows 10

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Sometimes you may notice the CPU usage in Windows 10 and 8 is very high. Specially After Recent Windows 10 Fall Creators upgrade, the computer gets slow down and it is difficult to work with it At startup. If you check on Task manager process details it showing Tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker Usage High CPU or 100% Disk. Now you have question on your mind, What is this TiWorker.exe or Windows Modules Installer Worker ? Why Its running on Computer and causing High System Resource usage such As 100% CPU or Disk.

What is TiWorker.exe or Windows Modules Installer Worker ?

TiWorker.exe or Windows Modules Installer Worker is a system component in Microsoft Windows which is responsible for installing new modules and updates. It prepares your computer for the installation and check frequently for new updates. Also this TiWorker.exe completes the various tasks that are needed after an update to Windows.

Generally this Tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker will terminate all the resource that is necessary for update once the update is finished. but sometimes due to any technical reasons these resources will keep on running on the background, Which Cause high System Resource usage and your computer gets slow down. Also Some times Virus malware infection, Corrupted system files, corrupted windows update components etc cause windows modules installer worker 100% CPU usage or High Disk usage.

Fix TiWorker.exe windows modules installer worker high CPU usage 

After understand what is Tiworker.exe or windows modules installer worker service ? How it works on windows computer and Why its taking High System resources such as 100% CPU or Disk Usage. Lets Apply Bellow most working solutions to Fix this windows modules installer worker 100% CPU usage problem on windows 10.

Note : Bellow solutions are applicable to fix windows modules installer worker high CPU Usage, 100% Disk usage on Windows 10 / 8.1 and 7 computers.

Check for malware virus infection

Start from Basic Make Sure Any Virus or Malware Infection not causing the issue by perform A full system scan with a good antivirus / Anti-malware application with latest updates installed. Also Install Free System optimizer like Ccleaner to Clean up junk, Temp, Cache, system Error, Memory Dump files And Fix missing, broken registry Errors. After That Restart windows to take a fresh start then check there is no more High CPU / DISK usage by modules installer worker. If for you still the problem persists, Tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker high CPU or Disk Usage Then fallow next steps.

Install All available Updates

Make sure that you have installed all available Windows Updates on your computer. Some Times Update installation Stuck or pending updates process Run on back ground which cause High System resource usage by Tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker.

Windows 10 Is Set To check and install latest updates Automatically. But if due to any reason they are not installed then you can manually check and install the available updates by fallowing bellow.

Press Win + I to open Windows Settings then click on Update & security, Next select windows updates and Click the Check for updates button to download and install latest available Updates.

Checking for windows updates
Checking for windows updates

Turn off Automatic updates for Windows 10

As discussed this Problem is related to windows modules installer worker (TrustedInstaller) and Windows Update (wuauserv) service. May these services not responding, crashes or not function properly, and cause High CPU or 100% Disk usage by windows modules installer worker. Disable these both Services ( windows modules installer worker (Trusted Installer) and Windows Update (wuauserv) ) by Fallowing bellow steps and check this fixes Tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker high CPU Usage.

To Stop or Disable These services First open Windows services by press Win + R, Type services.msc and hit enter key. Here on Services window look for service named windows modules installer worker. Double click on it, Change the startup Type Disable and  click on stop next to service status. Repeat this step for the Windows Update service.

Disable windows modules installer service
Disable windows modules installer service
To stop auto update on windows 8.1 and 7  

Open the Control Panel and click on Windows Update. On the left side you can see the option Change Settings. Switch it to “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them”. Reboot your computer to take a fresh Start, This time windows modules installer and Windows update service no longer starts in the background. Check There is no more 100% CPU usage issue by windows modules installer.

Note : As we set Windows Update to Disable, windows didn’t download and install latest updates.

Tweak SoftwareDistribution folder

The Windows Update Store folder (commonly known as “SoftwareDistribution” folder), is the location where Windows stores the downloaded updates. If this folder is corrupted, then you will face problems during Windows Update And may Tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker High cpu usage is one of them. So, delete all downloaded updates and force Windows to re-create a new empty SoftwareDistribution folder. To do that:Navigate to “C:\Windows” folder.
Here Delete * (or rename e.g. to “SoftwareDistributionOLD”) the SoftwareDistribution folder.

Delete software distribution Folder
Delete software distribution Folder

* Note: Upon restart, the next time the Windows Update checks for available updates, a new empty SoftwareDistribution folder will be created automatically by Windows to store updates.

Now Restart windows to take a fresh start, Then check and install latest available updates. As Before We Disabled the Windows update and windows modules installer service, First start them from windows services and check for latest updates.

Decrease TiWorker process priority

Decrease TiWorker process priority
Decrease TiWorker process priority

Right click on task bar and select Task Manager, then click More Details. Next move to Details tab, Right click at TiWorker.exe process and Set priority to Low. *

Now see how your computer acts with this setting. If TiWorker’s high usage issue is not eliminated continue to next solution.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

This is also a  better and easier solutions to fix high disk and high cpu usage caused by the Windows Update process. If any Windows Updates Stuck on back ground, which may cause unnecessary System Resource usage like 100% CPU or DISK usage. Download and Run The Windows Update Troubleshooter and let windows to fix the update related problem it self for you.

Checking the System Maintenance

The system maintenance will take you into number of steps which will remove unused files, shortcuts and performs task maintenance. You can not only fix Tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker High Cpu usage but also you can remove the other unwanted files.

Checking the System Maintenance
Checking the System Maintenance

This is an alternative solution for the above problem. to clear the TiWorker.exe “problem” (which isn’t really a problem) is to run Automatic Maintenance to do this open Control Panel > Action Centre > Automatic Maintenance > Start Maintenance .
This process can take some time so make sure that you have something else to do before you start the process.

Fix tiworker.exe using the command prompt 

This is also an alternate method to fix the tiworker.exe problem. Some Times corrupted system files cause different problems on windows computer. And may corrupted missing system files causing windows modules installer worker unresponsive.

To check and make sure missing damaged system files not causing the issue Run the windows SFC utility by fallowing bellow. First open command prompt as administrator then type sfc /scannow and hit enter key.

Run System file Checker Tool
Run System file Checker Tool

The sfc utility will start scanning for missing corrupted system files. If found any the system file checker utility Repair / Restore them from a compressed folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. Wait until 100% complete the scanning process after that Restart windows and check High System resource usage problem resolved.

Run DISM Tool

If the System file checker Results Windows Resource Protection Found Corrupt Files but unable to fix them. This means the utility unable to repair missing damaged system files. That cause you need to run the DISM Command Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth which Repair the System image and Enable sfc to do its job.

After Run the DISM command Again Run Sfc / scannow command to repair missing system files. After That Check and fix Disk Drive errors by running the Check Disk Command line. Now Restart windows, And on next login check There is no more 100% CPU usage or High Disk Usage by tiworker.exe or windows modules installer worker.

These are some most applicable solutions to fix tiworker.exe windows modules installer worker High Cpu usage, or 100% Disk Usage problem. Include ways to tiworker exe windows modules installer worker disable And fix tiworker high cpu usage windows 10 problem.

I hope Apply Above solutions 100% resolve High CPU usage problem on Windows 10 computer. Let us know which step worked for you. Also have any query, Suggestion or face any difficulty while apply above solutions feel free to discuss on comment bellow.

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