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Is Installing win8.1 updates good or Bad?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Is Installing win8.1 updates good or Bad?


    Hai Friends,
    Recently I installed win8.1 on my PC. and when I check for updates(windows Update) there shows about 48 important updates ready to download which is 486.3MB. So,my question is 'did i want to install these updates or ignore it? bcoz i think while updating this my pc becomes slow or laggy.' so, someone please suggest me .

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    ALways install all the updates, probably these updates from 8.1 to 8.1.1

    EDIT: Manually create a restore point before running those updates just in case something goes wrong.
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    While updates are being installed the computer will of course be slow. This is unavoidable and to be expected. After the updates performance should return to normal.

    Doing the updates is very important. Otherwise the security of your computer will be at serious risk and anti-virus software will be of limited usefulness.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.1


    ok....thanx everyone I am going to update my pc and will back here..
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1


    now the updates starts downloading but 'Windows Module Installer Worker' which is known as TiWorker.exe is using my full cpu usage . is there anyway to stop this from using full cpu usage??
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    TiWorker is a legit Windows file. This is the trustedinstaller which installs updates and enables Windows features, leave it alone.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1


    the update is completed and the performance is improved. but there are 2 problems.
    1. when i use the search option the CPU usage goes high and the explorer.exe gets crashed and comes back normally.
    2. while i watch videos on my players(vlc or klite)there also the cpu usage goes to 70-80% but when i pause it or close it then it back to zero(normal).

    both these are occurring before updating too .. so , its not a problem by update..

    can anyone please provide any solution??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ansaf1234 View Post
    the update is completed and the performance is improved. but there are 2 problems.
    1. when i use the search option the CPU usage goes high and the explorer.exe gets crashed and comes back normally.
    2. while i watch videos on my players(vlc or klite)there also the cpu usage goes to 70-80% but when i pause it or close it then it back to zero(normal).

    both these are occurring before updating too .. so , its not a problem by update..

    can anyone please provide any solution??
    You can't expect anything better since you are running Windows 8 with a Pentium 4 and 1.5 GB of RAM.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    OP install ccleaner, defraggler and run them. Ccenhancer is good too. You need these are your hardware is primitive
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by ansaf1234 View Post
    the update is completed and the performance is improved. but there are 2 problems.
    1. when i use the search option the CPU usage goes high and the explorer.exe gets crashed and comes back normally.
    2. while i watch videos on my players(vlc or klite)there also the cpu usage goes to 70-80% but when i pause it or close it then it back to zero(normal).

    both these are occurring before updating too .. so , its not a problem by update..

    can anyone please provide any solution??
    Yup, the lack of RAM is straining your CPU memory controller - a chipset update may help, but there's no way from getting away from upgrading your RAM.
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