How to Fix Windows Modules Installer Worker High CPU?

People who have been using a windows machine, especially Windows 10 installed computers must have encountered Windows Modules Installer Worker error at least once in their lifetime. This particular error happens when the Windows Modules Installer Worker tool remains in an unresponsive state in the task manager resulting in rising up the CPU rate.

This error can be quickly fixed by following either one of the below-mentioned methods. Both these methods are practically tested and are safe to follow on.

Method 1: Changing to manual windows updates

Windows Modules Installer Worker error does pop up if windows update services are selected as automatic. The easiest way to resolve the high CPU usage is to turn the update to manual mode.

Below mentioned are the simplest steps that you can follow to resolve this glitch.

Step 1:

Press the Windows button and letter ‘R’ on your keyboard together. Type ‘services.msc’ and then click upon OK button.

Step 2:

From the new window that appears on your screen, search and double click upon “Windows Module Installer” from the listed services.

Step 3:

A new window shall pop-up. Under ‘General’ tab locate ‘Start Type’ and change it to ‘Manual’ from ‘Automatic’ by clicking on the drop-down menu. Click upon OK button to confirm the action.

Step 4:

Get back to the ‘services.msc’ window and search and double click on ‘Windows Update’. Under ‘General’ tab locate ‘Start Type’ and change it to ‘Manual’ as you did in the last step.

Step 5:

Click the Windows button from your keyboard and then navigate to Control Panel. Find ‘Windows Update’ and make a click upon them.

Step 6:

Move to ‘Change Settings” tab and click on the drop-down menu. Select ‘check for update but let me choose whether to download and install them’. Click on the OK button and then close all the opened windows on your screen.

Step 7:

Reboot your computer. Once the computer restarts, manual windows update mode shall be activated. If this method fixes the ‘Windows Modules Installer” error in your computer, then you have permanently fixed the error and it shall never occur in the near future too.

Method 2: Fixing ‘tiworker.exe’

If above-mentioned method doesn’t solve the problem, then it must be the ‘tiworker.exe’ that has been causing high CPU usage

Step 1:

Windows 10 users can press the Windows button and click upon ‘Troubleshooting’ to get to the troubleshooting page. If you are using an older Windows version like Windows 7, then search for ‘Troubleshooting’ in your Control Panel.

Step 2:

From the ‘Troubleshooting’ window, make a click upon ‘View All’ that can be found on the left part.

Step 3:

Search and locate ‘System Maintenance’. Make a click on it to let it start detecting any kind of issues that have been disturbing the performance levels of your system.

Step 4:

Once the test gets completed, reboot your computer to get rid of the “Windows Modules Installer Worker’ glitch.

Either one of these methods must definitely fix with the “Windows Modules Installer Worker” issue instantly.