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What IS Update Orchestrator Service and How Do I Stop It From Running?

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  • Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.248) running in a VM

    Host: Running on a Surface Pro I7

    Windows networking on LAN no domain server

    Restored machine from a 3/9/2018 backup.

    Booted and logged in as a non administrator.

    Update Orchestrator Service eating was eating 65% of CPU.
    Then Windows Update was eating 60% of CPU.
    Now Windows Modules Installer Worker is eating 45% of CPU.

    What is going on and how do I stop it?


    http://www.saberman.com

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 8:52 PM

Answers

  • Hi saberman,

    it is the service that manages Windows Updates. If it is stopped, your devices will not be able to download and install latest updates.

    You can find it by pressing winlogo+R>then type services.msc in the list try to find it, easy.


    Momominta


    Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:11 PM
  • Hi,

    Could give us your CPU usage snapshot?

    That's not possible Update Orchestrator Service eating 65% of CPU, Windows Update was eating 60% of CPU. and Windows Modules Installer Worker is eating 45% of CPU at the same time and all the time.

    I guess that's because there are some updates pending or installing. The situation should be go away once the installation and configuration finishing.

    It's not recommend you disable the service to damage the Windows Update function.


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    Monday, May 7, 2018 6:34 AM
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  • Hi,

    Could give us your CPU usage snapshot?

    That's not possible Update Orchestrator Service eating 65% of CPU, Windows Update was eating 60% of CPU. and Windows Modules Installer Worker is eating 45% of CPU at the same time and all the time.

    I guess that's because there are some updates pending or installing. The situation should be go away once the installation and configuration finishing.

    It's not recommend you disable the service to damage the Windows Update function.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 6:34 AM
    Moderator