Windows® 7 CPU usage issues
Why Windows 7 shows high CPU usage? What are the disadvantages linked to it and how can it be fixed?
The Windows 7 is the latest Operating System released by Microsoft Corporation. The Windows 7 includes plenty of advanced features than the previous Operating Systems like Windows Vista or the Windows XP. The additional features with Windows 7 include handwriting recognition, network virtualization, support for virtual hard disks, and improved performance on multi-core processors. Windows 7 is available in six different versions, the Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional, and Ultimate. You can enjoy the added benefit of computing and advanced user interface experience. The Windows 7 also adds an Windows XP mode to run applications that are Windows XP compatible. It helps you to use older Windows XP applications. Your Windows 7 may show high CPU performance due to a variety of reasons. This results in the slow performance of the computer.
The issue when Windows 7 shows high CPU usage, the reason of the issue and different ways to resolve it are:
- Presence of malwares
- Multiple applications working simultaneously
- Tips to resolve the issue
Presence of malwares
You are likely to encounter a high CPU usage in your computer if any malware threats are in your system. Your Windows 7 will show an elevated CPU performance than that is actually needed to run the application or software. This is because the malwares use a lot of your memory and replicates them and even corrupt your drivers, applications or OS files. They may also steal valuable information on your computer.
Multiple applications working simultaneously
You may have a high CPU usage on your computer if you run multiple applications simultaneously in your system. For example if you are copying some files from or to an external device or if you are burning a CD/ DVD and at the same time if you are accessing any other application or games, you will face a high CPU usage. You need to have proper RAM and CPU space to run several programs simultaneously.
To fix the Windows 7 CPU usage problem, you need to remove malware threats. You can do this by scanning your computer with an efficient antivirus program. You may need to reinstall your driver files if they get deleted or corrupted. The problem faced while running multiple applications can be fixed by closing all the unwanted applications running in your system. You can hit the Alt+Ctr+Del key and look for the unwanted applications running on your Windows 7 and end the task.
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