[FYI] New WUA client to be released to fix the "svchost.exe"/100% CPU usage issue

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Ottmar Freudenberger, May 1, 2007.

  1. Ottmar Freudenberger, May 1, 2007
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  2. Windows Update Agent 3.0 (sub-version 7.0.6000.374) is available for
    download in the "Standalone" version right now:
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe
    (~ 6 MB since including all language versions - the soon to follow
    offered download via Windows/Microsoft Update will be less smaller)
    .... to fix the constant near 100% CPU usage of svchost.exe while searching
    for available updates using *Microsoft* Update.

    Bye,
    Freudi
     
    Ottmar Freudenberger, May 1, 2007
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  3. I installed the KB927891 v3.0 hotfix and also the Windows Update Agent v3.0
    (x86).

    The problem however still exists in my test XP boxes.

    Is there any other solution to this?

    Regards,

    Summit.
     
    Summit Tuladhar, May 10, 2007
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  4. Could you please describe the exact problem? Even after installing
    these two updates, it's absolutely normal, that one of the svchost.exe
    processes is *temporary* showing an near 100% CPU usage in taskmanager.
    *But* after the installation of these two updates, the machine should
    be reacting on user based actions (starting/closing an application,
    open and navigate in Windows Explorer, etc.pp.).

    Bye,
    Freudi
     
    Ottmar Freudenberger, May 10, 2007
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  5. Thanks for the response.

    Yes, I find that its more reponsive now even with nearly full CPU
    utilization.
     
    Summit Tuladhar, May 10, 2007
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  6. Ottmar Freudenberger

    jeffarndt Guest

    We have found the you should not acknowledge any svchost errors. Run
    927891 again. Shut down. When it comes back up run sfc.exe /scannow.
    Reboot and then you should be able to run MS update.
     
    jeffarndt, May 10, 2007
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