Have you ever gotten any high CPU resource usage issues on your devices, especially Windows PCs? A few years ago, when Microsoft releases the Surface tablet, I have purchased one and often use it for most tasks. I realized that this Windows-based tablet was a perfect solution for all on-the-go works. That’s also the reason why I often carry it with me all time.
With the release of Microsoft’s Windows 10, the company also offered me a chance to upgrade to this latest version of Windows for free. Of course, why not, right? It’s a free chance and probably, there’s nothing can be wrong.
Unfortunately, it seems this choice was a bad idea, and I regretted a lot after making this decision. The thing is there were many types of errors after upgrading to Windows 10, one of them is the high CPU usage issue that comes from system processes, especially the svchost.exe (netsvcs).
At the moment, I don’t know what do I supposed to do because that was a first time I encounter that kind of errors. I can’t do anything to resolve this issue, except downgrade to Windows 8.1.
Spending days to figure out what was happened with my Surface tablet. Finally, I got the answer. Turn out, there was a problem with Windows Update and the process was stuck, can’t be completed. That’s the reason why the svchost.exe process was hogging the CPU resource of my Windows-based tablet.
After figuring out the cause, I took the free upgrade again and brought my Surface to Windows 10. To deal with the high resource usage issue, I was using Windows Update troubleshooter to find out the real problem and troubleshoot it. After a few minutes of waiting, the process is complete and tell me that the issue with Windows Update was fixed. I launched Task Manager again to find out whether the problem persists or already gone. Luckily, there was nothing left, and the resource of CPU was back to normal, around 1% to 5%, unlike 30% to 50% before.
The story above was my situation when encountering the issue with svchost.exe (netsvcs) process. If you are facing the same problem as me, apply the same method I mentioned above to resolve it. Don’t need to focus on what device I was using. You can use this solution for all devices that run Windows 10.