Laptop very slow when Automatic Updates enabled

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Stewart, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Stewart

    Stewart Guest

    I'm trying to help a friend whose laptop was running extremely slowly, e.g.
    taking
    5 minutes to open a browser window. I discovered that one instance of
    svchost.exe
    was taking almost 100% of the CPU time. A quick search pointed to Automatic
    Updates as a possible cause. Indeed, turning them off caused performance to
    return to normal. I then tried re-enabling updates, to notify but not
    download
    automatically. The machine became slow again. Disabling updates, speed was
    restored.

    Is there a known fix for this problem? If not, how can I troubleshoot what
    is wrong
    with Automatic Updates?
     
    Stewart, Sep 16, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Sep 16, 2006
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