Windows 8; high cpu usage on explorer (~50%) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just restore my laptop, and now i noticed that my usage is above 50% and the major usage is because of explorer.exe which showed 49-53% in Task Manager.

    Is that normal? Is there any solution to lower down the usage for explorer?

    Friday, January 10, 2014 1:07 PM


  • Hi,

    For high cpu usage issue, I usually use Process Explorer to troubleshoot, here is a link for you to download:

    Process Explorer v15.40


    It's a simple and small tool, once you installed and open it, locate to explorer.exe, you will find all processes related with explorer running in your system, find the culprit of the high cpu usage.

    Process Explorer Mini-guide and Screenshots


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    • Marked as answer by EMMmmmmmm Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:19 AM
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:02 AM

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