Methods to Fix TiWorker.exe High Disk Usage on Windows 10

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Having a computer running slowly can be a situation that everyone is trying to avoid. However, you must be wondering the reason that causes your PC slow. If you are in that situation, try to open the Task Manager and you’d probably find a process named TiWorker.exe (or Windows Module Installer Worker). This process is the culprit that causes your computer running slow. Hence, let’s learn the methods to fix TiWorker.exe high disk usage on Windows 10.

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TiWorker.exe in Task Manager

The TiWorker.exe is a system process that has correlation with the Windows Update process. It controls the Windows updates installation. This process will work in the background downloading and installing the Windows updates without you notice. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of resource while working. This is the reason why your computer becomes slow.

When the TiWorker.exe is working with the Windows updates, it causes high disk usage on Windows 10. However, the slowing computer effect that you experienced is considered as a normal thing. But, if it happens too often, it can causes bad effects to your CPU. Therefore, we should fix this. Check the solutions on the section below.

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Methods to Fix TiWorker.exe High Disk Usage on Windows 10

Method 1) Install all available updates

You can install all available updates to prevent TiWorker.exe from taking up too many resources in the background.

a) Open Start menu and then click on Settings.
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b) In Settings window, select Update & security.
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c) Click on Check for updates. Download and install update if there is any available.
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Method 2) Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

You can always run Windows Update Troubleshooter when you find there are problems with Windows Update.

a) Press Windows logo key and R key on your keyboard at the same time to open Run dialog. Type “control” in this dialog and click on OK.
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b) View Control Panel by Large icons, and then select Troubleshooting.
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c) Select Fix problems with Windows Update under System and Security.
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d) In the window popping up, follow the instructions to perform Windows Update troubleshooting.
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Method 3) Restart Windows Update service

You can try restarting Windows Update service. This will reset Windows Update and can get it back to normal.

a) Press Win and R key on your keyboard at the same time to open Run dialog. Type “services.msc” and click on OK.
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b) In the list of services in your system, find and single click on Windows Update, and then click on Restart in the service description on the left. This service will be restarted soon.
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Method 4) Clear Windows Update files

Windows Update stores the downloaded files into a specific folder, known as SoftwareDistribution. If some of these files are corrupted, it is likely that you face problems on Windows Update, including TiWorker.exe with high CPU and disk usage. You can clear the files in this folder to solve problems of this kind.

a) Press Win and R key on your keyboard at the same time to open Run dialog. Type “services.msc” and click on OK.
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b) Single click on Windows Update service. This time click on Stop to disable the service.
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c) Open File Explorer and then navigate to C:Windows. Find and delete the folder SoftwareDistribution.
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d) Restart your computer and see if TiWorker.exe process has calmed down.

* After restarting your computer, Windows Update service will be re-enabled automatically, and a new SoftwareDistribution will be created next time it checks for updates.

Method 5) Run SFC scan

It is possible that there are corrupted files on your computer that lead to TiWorker.exe using too many system resources. You can run an SFC (System File Checker) scan to detect any problem files and services on your computer.

a) Right click on Start menu (Windows logo on taskbar) and select Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin) (if you are using a newer version of Windows 10).
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b) In Command Prompt or PowerShell, type the command “sfc /scannow” and hit Enter.
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c) Wait until the scan completes.
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d) After that, reboot your computer and see if the problem resolves.

Method 6) Use DISM tool

You can also try the Windows built-in DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool to fix Windows Update errors. This could be helpful for fixing the high CPU and disk usage problem.

a) Right click on Start menu (Windows logo on taskbar) and select Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin).
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b) In Command Prompt or PowerShell, type the command “dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth” and hit Enter.
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c) Wait for the process to complete. After that reboot your computer and see if the problem is gone.

Method 7) Update drivers

In some cases, Tiworker.exe process occupies too many system resources due to faulty or incompatible drivers. You will need to update the drivers on your computer in order to get rid of this problem.

To update driver, using Driver Easy is an easy and credible option.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

a) Download and Install Driver Easy.

b) Run Driver Easy and hit Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

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c) Click on the Update button next to each of your devices to download the latest and correct driver for it. You can also hit Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer (this requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click on Update All).
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Conclusion

So, have you got rid of the CPU high usage on your PC now? From now on, you should not have any problem with the Windows updates. The TiWorker.exe should be just fine now. We hope it helps you a lot.

For queries or solutions, feel free to contact us. Thank you for reading. Have a nice day, Folks!