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"System" process windows 8

  1. #1


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    "System" process windows 8


    Hi, my process "System" which leads to C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe uses about 10 CPU all the time. I'm wondering what it does, and if there is a way to lower the usage

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  2. #2


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Update: It has something to do with my network. When I disable my internet as shown in the screenshot below, it goes to normal (1-2%)
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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Mine still hovers around 74.4% after disabling WiFi.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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