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? CPU always at 100% svchost network seems to be cuprit.

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MartinL89    0

Hi all
I am visiting my mom for the holidays and her computer is SO SLOW.  I have run malwarebytes, Sym AV, crap cleaner deleted tons of unused programs and it still crawls.  
 
I used a program that told me the culprit was probably SVCHOST  network? but I don't know where to go from there.  She has an HP running windows 7 64 bit.  Any help would be appreciated!
 
I just want to make her laptop work faster for her.
 
Thanks!!

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The Evil Overlord    18,440

intel chip?

might need hyperthreading enabled via bios...?

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Tech Geek Alex    26

If its an issue of something getting corrupted because of one of those programs you removed, what I would suggest is running Windows All In One Repair from tweaking.com   http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html

 

It would at least help you reset setting back.  That would be my next step.  

 

Good Luck. 

 

 

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+warwagon    12,743

Try stopping the windows update service under sevices.msc and see if that stops the high CPU usage. Depends on the CPU in the computer. if it was an AMD E-series cpu then yes, the svchost would be using most of the CPU usage.

 

If in fact stopping that service fixes it, you may need to install an update which fixes the long update check time.

 

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+fusi0n    1,931

Check out process hacker, it will show you all the services that are running under the svhost

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muratoner    127

what warwagon says.Windows update in W7 is seriously borked.I'd suspect that to be the culprit.

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+warwagon    12,743
1 minute ago, muratoner said:

what warwagon says.Windows update in W7 is seriously borked.I'd suspect that to be the culprit.

 
 

It use to be borked, but they fixed it in the July Rollup and probably all rollups after.

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muratoner    127
1 minute ago, warwagon said:

It use to be fixed the the update to fix it is included in the July Rollup and probably all rollups after.

i cannot be bothered to install windows 7 from  its original cd anymore.I just get the updated images from torrent legal sites after waiting literally 2 days trying to update my brothers laptop.Thank you Microsoft, still not going to get windows 10

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+warwagon    12,743
8 minutes ago, muratoner said:

i cannot be bothered to install windows 7 from  its original cd anymore.I just get the updated images from torrent legal sites after waiting literally 2 days trying to update my brothers laptop.Thank you Microsoft, still not going to get windows 10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Install Windows 7 SP1 clean (Assuming 64bit)

Disconnect from the internet and restart the Windows update service

Install April 2015 Update  

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

Reboot

Install Convenient Rollup 400 megs (Gets you current til around March 2016) 

http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2016/05/windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu

Reboot

Install July 2016 Rollup  (Fixes the long update check time) 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=bda43604-eff9-4539-afab-556eeb7e6b78

Reboot

Reconnect to the internet.

Check for updates and wait 5 to 10 mins

Install the rest of the updates.

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muratoner    127
1 minute ago, warwagon said:

Install Windows 7 SP1 clean 

Disconnect from the internet and restart the Windows update service

Install April 2015 Update 

Reboot

Install Convenient Rollup 400 megs

Reboot

Install July Update  

Reboot

Check for updates and wait 5 to 10 mins

Install the rest of the updates.

here's how i do it

Search for Windows 7 x64 Dec 2016 (depends on date off course)

Get it and put it on USB with Rufus and then install.Saves so much time and...sanity

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+warwagon    12,743
2 minutes ago, muratoner said:

here's how i do it

Search for Windows 7 x64 Dec 2016 (depends on date off course)

Get it and put it on USB with Rufus and then install.Saves so much time and...sanity

 

The only ones I download off the internet, are ones which have an SHA-1 Hash that I can compare to the Hash listing on the MSDN website. To make sure its been untampered with.

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Mockingbird    2,529
1 hour ago, MartinL89 said:

Hi all
I am visiting my mom for the holidays and her computer is SO SLOW.  I have run malwarebytes, Sym AV, crap cleaner deleted tons of unused programs and it still crawls.  
 
I used a program that told me the culprit was probably SVCHOST  network? but I don't know where to go from there.  She has an HP running windows 7 64 bit.  Any help would be appreciated!
 
I just want to make her laptop work faster for her.
 
Thanks!!

Does you mom use assistive technologies?

 

If so, she's eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

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