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System issues after latest Windows Updates for Windows 8

zucchini

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I had problems installing the latest Windows updates. The Update Scan froze intermittently. So I only partially updated. I decided to do a system restore. And then started with the updates again. One at a time. Restarting after each one etc. Eventually I thought they were all installed successfully.

However, this morning every time the laptop is idle, Windows Module Installer kicks in and really works the system and doesn't stop until i start using the laptop again. It's using 50% cpu ... and working my fan hard. This issue happened once before after a Windows Update .. couple of months ago[i believe there was one particular update causing the problem and I managed to remove it and didn't install it again.

I've had a look at all the updates to make sure they were installed successfully. One stands out ...

As the Update Scan Froze part way through ... aI had to do a system restore and start again.

Update for Windows 8 for x64-based Systems (KB2871389) : FAILED
Error details: Code 800F082F Update type: Important

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I decided to uninstall the 'successfully' installed (KB2871389) as I wondered if it was the glitch causing my issues.

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These things may not be related to the issues I'm having. But I thought I'd mention them anyway.

And advice would be welcome. Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 (64bit)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HpG62293sa
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor 2.5 GHz
    Memory
    6GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED Backlit
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    1 TB (SATA, 5400 rpm)
    Internet Speed
    20MB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

my2cents

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

DavidY

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As I understand it, the Windows Module Installer is trying to compress setup files, to save space. This compression uses the CPU and disk quite hard.

I found that if you just let it run for a while (maybe hours rather than minutes), it will eventually complete what it's trying to do and stop.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1, 10

fafhrd

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

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