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How to fix the high CPU and Disk usage in version 1703

Fix Windows 10 High CPU Usage after Windows 10 Creators Update

If you happen to get trapped in a poor and slow performance computer with Windows 10 excessive CPU usage and want to decrease RAM usage, below are top 6 Windows 10 high CPU usage fixes to help you free up high RAM in Windows 10 Creators Update.

Method 1. Disable Superfetch Service 1503-1803 (No service anymore in 1809 and later)

Superfetch service has been reported by many Windows 10 users as a likelihood causing of high disk performance or CPU usage issues after Creators Update. Follow the instructions below to stop the Superfetch service.

Step 1. Click the Start button and then type cmd.exe in the search box.

Step 2. Right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.

Step 3. Click Yes to continue on the prompt UAC window.

Step 4. Type the command net.exe stop superfetch and then hit Enter. Wait for the system to stop Superfetch service for you. You could see the results as below picture shows once it is stopped successfully.


Method 2. Registry Hack to Troubleshoot High CPU Usage after Windows 10 Creators Update

It is approved by many users that high memory usage on Windows 10 can be relieved by the registry hack, below is how.

Step 1. Press Windows shortcut keys Win + R and then type in Regedit and then hit Enter.

Step 2. Follow the path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Step 3. Find ClearPageFileAtShutDown and set its value to 1.

Step 4. Restart the computer to see whether the excessive CPU usage lower down.

Method 3. Disable Startup Programs

Too many fast startup applications can undoubtedly lead to sluggish PC performance. Follow the tutorial guides to disable the fast startup.

Step 1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Power options, and then select "Choose what the power button does"

Step 2. Choose "Change settings that are currently unavailable".

Step 3. Unmark the checkbox Turn on fast startup and then click the Save changes button.

To vacate more available CPU space and speed up your computer, you could also try the following tricks.

Step 1. Press Win + R and then type in msconfig to open the Task Manager window.

Step 2. Click on the Startup tab and you will see a list of programs that run at startup.

Step 3. Right click on the applications that needn´t to be run at startup and select Disable.