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Last post Author Topic: svchost /k netsvcs [Problem on Win.7]  (Read 3570 times)

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Re: svchost /k netsvcs [Problem on Win.7]
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2016, 05:38:07 AM »
Okay, a solution for Windows 7 X64 which has worked for two machines:
Install KB3161608

Listed with direct links under "Alternative Fix (June 2016)"
at this superuser post (via superuser link above):
http://superuser.com...n7-sp1/997067#997067
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my problem was not only very high CPU usage [windows update check/svchost], but also inability to find *any* updates

I can report this working on another Windows 7 machine (not mine) with similar problems.

(Was my sister in Canada: she got an IT guy to look at it, they had no solution; so I enjoyed being able to say I probably know how to fix that...)
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Re: svchost /k netsvcs [Problem on Win.7]
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2016, 02:40:52 PM »
^ and yet another Windows 7 machine with the same problem got fixed as above:
that means that all the Windows 7 machines I personally know - in fairness not a large number (only a handful), yet they *all* have had this problem.
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Re: svchost /k netsvcs [Problem on Win.7]
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2016, 07:22:18 AM »
Okay, a solution for Windows 7 X64 which has worked for two machines:
Install KB3161608

Listed with direct links under "Alternative Fix (June 2016)"
at this superuser post (via superuser link above):
http://superuser.com...n7-sp1/997067#997067

Took a while on the older machine, but both machines found downloads and were able to successfully download and install (I didnt do all updates in one go FWIW)

Note:
my problem was not only very high CPU usage, but also inability to find *any* updates

Never ran into this previously, but have had a Win7 x64 machine on the bench all week because it had been checking for updates for almost 2 days. Ran the above fix and it found 233 updates inside of half an hour.

I'd say it's a keeper! :D

Thanks Tom!