A frequently encountered issue with Windows 10/8/7 is the unexplained High Disk usage which at times freezes all other processes of the system. In a lot of cases, upon checking the Task Manager, it is found that the Windows Modules Installer Worker CPU and Disk Usage is very high at times even more than 50%. In this article, you will find details about the How to fix Windows Modulus Installer Worker, High CPU, Disk Usage.
The Windows Modules Installer Worker or WMIW or TiWorker.exe checks for new updates from the Windows server and installs them on your computer system. This process might cause load on the system and in some cases, push the disk usage to 100%, thus hanging or freezing all other processes. Restarting the system won’t work, and the issue does not resolve by itself.
How To Fix Windows Modulus Installer
This service runs only when Windows download or installs new updates. If the problem is with disk usage, then maybe this service is checking for an update. Or, maybe downloading required updates. In that case, I suggest you wait for updates to get complete. Because stopping this service between update leads to other problems.
Check Windows Update Section
Steps To Follow
Step1: In Windows 10, Press Windows + I key simultaneously to open the Settings App.
Step2: Click on “updates & security.
Now, here you can see, that Windows is installing an update or not. As you can see in the below screenshot, there was a “Cumulative update” available. And, Windows is preparing to download this update. That’s why a high disk usage problem was occurring.
Run an Antivirus Scan
If the windows installer module worker” is using high CPU power. And, In Windows update section is showing “System is up-to-date”. Then, It could possible that due to some malware attack, this problem is occurring. Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender Security Center”. That can fight against malware and virus. But, if you had turned off “Real-time protection” then malware can attack your system. Because we all visit tons of sites daily. Some sites contain malicious codes, that harm our Computer. So, first turn on “Real-time protection”, if it’s off. After that, run a full system scan.
Steps To Follow
- Step1: Open Settings App in Windows 10. (Press Windows + I)
- Step2: Go to updates & security > Windows Security > Virus and Threat Protection.
- Step3: Now, Windows Defender Security Center Will get open.
Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows 10 comes with many inbuilt features, which makes it the best OS. And, the new troubleshooter is the best feature of Windows. Because you can run troubleshooter according to the problem you’re facing. Even, you can run the troubleshooter for “BSOD” Errors. But, here the problem is with Windows Modules Installer Worker. Also, this service is linked to Windows updates. So, we are here going to run the “Windows update” troubleshooter. Though, this troubleshooter is made to fix problems, that prevent Windows Updates. But, still many users solved their problems with it.
Steps To Follow
Step1: First, Open Settings App in Windows 10. Then, go to “Updates and Security”
Step2: Click on “Troubleshoot” from the left pane.
Step3: Now, Click on Windows Update, then click on the “Run the troubleshooter” button.
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