Windows modules installer worker is windows update service that looks for the windows updates and installs windows updates. If it is causing high CPU usage may be it is installing new updates and checking new updates for you. So, there are fixes for this issue but there are also disadvantages. Like, you will not get regular updates; you will not be able to install windows components. Let’s see fixes for this error.
Table of Contents
- Solution 1: Keep Windows Modules Installer Worker running for some time
- Solution 2: Stop Automatic Maintenance Service
- Solution 3: Kill TiWorker.exe Process
- Solution 4: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Solution 5: Set Windows Modules Installer on Manual in Services
- Solution 6: Set Windows Updates Service on Manual in Services
- Solution 7: Set Internet Connection as Metered
- Solution 8: Run SFC scan.
Solution 1: Keep Windows Modules Installer Worker running for some time
In some cases, there are large windows updates installing in background so wise choice is keep it running in background for some time. If it not stops after 1 hour or more than go to next solution.
Solution 2: Stop Automatic Maintenance Service
Automatic maintenance service will run daily to maintain your computer. Sometimes it causes high CPU and HDD usage at all the time so disabling it may solve the issue but you will not get advantages of this service like background maintenance, auto updates of windows app etc.
1. Press windows and key and type security and maintenance and open it.
2. Now, look for the automatic maintenance and click on stop.
Solution 3: Kill TiWorker.exe Process
Sometimes, after windows update or maintenance task competed, TiWorker.exe process keeps running in background so try to kill this process in task manager.
- Open task manager and look for the TiWorker.exe in the processes.
- Right click on TiWorker.exe and click end task to kill process.
This is a temporary solution if there is a bug in a process. It will start running again in background for installing updates so don’t worry if you see it again.
Solution 4: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
1. Open settings by pressing windows key and click on the settings icon.
2. Click on update and security.
3. Now, in the left side panel, click on troubleshoot.
4. Now, click on the windows update and click on run the troubleshooter.
Solution 5: Set Windows Modules Installer on Manual in Services
1. This is another way to temporary fix the issue.
2. Press windows key and type services and open it.
3. Now, locate Windows Modules Installer and right click on it and click properties.
4. In the startup type, select manual.
5. Restart your PC.
Solution 6: Set Windows Updates Service on Manual in Services
1. In some cases this will fix the issue.
2. Open services.
3. Locate windows update and right click on it and click properties.
4. In the startup type, select manual.
5. Now, restart your PC.
Solution 7: Set Internet Connection as Metered
1. Click on your active internet connection.
2. Now, click again on your active connection like Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
3. In the metered connection, slide the button to right side or click to on.
4. This will stop background data so windows module installer will not run in the background.
Solution 8: Run SFC scan.
This is great solution to solve the issue but it will also resolve all file errors in some minutes so it is worth to try it.
1. Open command prompt as administrator.
2. Type sfc /scannow.
3. It will take a while to complete the scan.
So, this problem can be easily solved by above solutions. In latest windows 10 version, this problem is fixed so try to update windows 10 to latest version. In latest windows version, there are so many improvements seen about these types of issues. I will give another suggestion that scan your PC with good antivirus program. In rare cases, the virus makes duplicate process windows modules so try to scan your PC first. Sometimes your hard disk is slow so the process of windows module installer worker will consume more time.