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  1. Alogo
    February 13, 2021 @ 8:59 pm

    Tiworker took me here, turning around and around my HD for long minutes, getting 3 of 4 GB RAM. Ok, 4 GB is not enough for today, but this little anoying thing. Tiworker. Is it safe just to decrease this s…g process priority?

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    • lakonst
      February 15, 2021 @ 10:31 am

      Yes, it is safe!

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  2. solarfinder
    August 29, 2019 @ 7:43 am

    The main problem with disabling the Windows Update Service, which is rightfully the last step listed, is that you lose all of the updates MS provides you. C'mon, you all know that MS sends out updates w/out fully testing/QA'ing their products and there are security holes, performance problems, etc. They get better with each iteration, and the updates help.

    Like the first poster, if you are worried about becoming a beta tester, change your scan frequency to weekly or monthly, but do not disable the service. If you get to the point where your system is running slow due to the tiworker process, then you have other issues that would most likely warrant a reinstall. That said, always look at the following:

    1. Verify that you have ATLEAST 15% disk space. If you do not, then your swap file cannot be managed, and disk is just spinning trying to keep up with you. Bad News.
    2. Clean your %Temp% folders. You typically have a C:\windows\Temp and a profile temp under c:\users\{username}\…Temp somewhere. Use windows system cleanup, it'll clean it up, or just browse to temp and delete the files.
    3. My issue, I do not restart my servers as often as I have high utilization and have to schedule the reboots and updates. Change your scheduled updates. run–>Windows Update, and you can schedule updates, change your active hours, and even control some advanced settings. You can change the Pause period to include 14-21 days (as an example), which allows MS to update their updates, and you have a more solid system all the way around.

    This is a good article with the best options first and worst options last. Take them for what they are work, and while the worse case suggestions may work, I see situations where I can consider myself remiss to say every tech support dork out there pray you disable your updates and shut down your AV as that is how they make their money. Be smart, think of your computer like your car, good maintenance brings longevity. Poor maintenance puts you at risk.

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  3. B Pratt
    May 16, 2019 @ 4:51 pm

    You really, really do not EVER want to check for Windows Updates. Why? You will automatically become, essentially, a beta tester of them. Windows does not tell you this. And even when updates officially roll out, they are not necessarily completely vetted. So do this at your own peril.

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  4. Thomas
    December 12, 2017 @ 8:13 pm

    Wonderful, helpful article. Nice troubleshooting process. All I really needed to do was stop hitting snooze on the latest update, but I'm glad I found this article. I'm bookmarking this site now.

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  5. Kitt Prible
    September 16, 2017 @ 5:39 pm

    This step fixed it for me. Method 3. Run System Maintenance & Windows Update troubleshooters.

    However, I was having issues with other windows components i.e. Lost Admin Rights and Ownership on my data drives. Some of the other steps I had performed already, like SFC / SCNANNOW. but I decided to run the rest of your steps and maybe it will help keep my system running properly again w/o having to format and start over again.

    I saved this link in my "Windows 10 Tips and Tricks" word docx so I can refer back to it again if needed. Thanks for preparing this with all the good screen shots – made it easy to follow.

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  6. Marcelo
    June 7, 2017 @ 2:55 pm

    Hi all,

    After all attemps (two days using this and others How To's), in my case the stupidous problem of TIWorker high usage is: low disk space :-(

    After removal of a bunch of files, all working fine.

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  7. Rain
    May 26, 2017 @ 4:58 am

    The simple and fastest way
    1. open task manager
    2. clik performance tab and then go down left corner
    3. click "open resource Monitor"
    4. find the most paying hi-load application, right click and "SUSPEND"
    5. only SUSPEND Okey …

    Hi Windows ….
    this is one of your failure
    Gotta MACS…! They may have one even better

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  8. vlakov
    March 29, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

    windows 10,
    to me, the solution to the problem with TiWorker was: windows settings->update & security->Advanced options->Choose how updates are delivered->turn off "Updates from more than one place".

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  9. maobe
    October 15, 2016 @ 8:05 pm

    What i realy LIKE about this page:
    1. it has NO videos.
    2. it shows the very needed information in a clear and easy to read and follow way.
    3. its IT-related troubleshooting information like it should be!

    What a pitty i couldnt find it on the first site of google search. those times seem over…

    *bookmarked

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  10. Chris de Boer
    August 2, 2016 @ 11:46 am

    just set the startup option to disabled. You still can get updates manualy in settings-update and/or setting windows defender. That works great for me in windows 10.

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