High cpu usage on svchost > dsmsvc

///High cpu usage on svchost > dsmsvc

High cpu usage on svchost > dsmsvc

Question: What does dsmsvc do? Can I turn it off? The only thing I installed recently was macrium reflect, but I uninstalled that. It wasn’t doing this yesterday. It’s using up 25% cpu constantly. Rebooting doesn’t do anything. There are no driver conflicts afaik. The only thing I have outdated is gpu drivers.

Answer: Your system is failing while trying to updates software. You really do not want to turn off this service.
Try these instructions from the thread linked below.

1.Run the built-in troubleshoot tool to have a diagnostic :
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\All Categories\Windows Update.
2.Clear the windows update cache.
(Windows key +x then type A)
net.exe stop wuauserv
cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution
ren Download Download.old
net.exe start wuauserv
Restart the machine

By | 2018-01-25T09:12:36+00:00 January 25th, 2018|QS|0 Comments

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