Windows Installer 100% RAM and Disk usage

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So my PC has been acting very VERY slow lately, resulting in some freezes.

When I open the Task Manager and go to Processes, the Windows Installer is at 100% disk usage(Most times) and the RAM is between 80~90%. This has only just begun today, and it makes it very hard to even use the computer at all, and I have done a lot of research and have come up empty handed, however according to Google the Windows Installer or "msiexec.exe" is apart of Windows Updates and to not end the process... but if its supposed to help why is it just destroying my PC

Please any help is very much appreciated!

Hi...I have not seen this with Windows 10...yes there is a lot of system usage when it first starts up and around 5+ minutes after wards....I wonder if it 's your computer..

Restarting has no effect?
Are your 'Update' settings set to 'Notify' rather then 'Automatic'?

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mine...I'm out-of date.

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Try this, in the search type Notifications  Open the section, under Notifications turn them all off, wait a few seconds and watch the usage should drop next to 0. If it doesn't reboot then it should.
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I do have the setting set to Notify rather than Automatic... and it hasn't helped one bit... Under Task Manager it say's that "Windows Installer" is taking up almost all of the memory and disk usage*(Also systems and compressed memory usually uses up the Disk). 

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Did you ever get this problem fixed  Reimage Repair on Computer

As I didn't see any reply on that posting.

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Yes and no, MalwareBytes didn't find a problem with it so I just deleted it, but I never did get an official answer of uninstalling the program itself. 

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All notifications have been turned off. No change

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I do have the setting set to Notify rather than Automatic... and it hasn't helped one bit... Under Task Manager it say's that "Windows Installer" is taking up almost all of the memory and disk usage*(Also systems and compressed memory usually uses up the Disk). 

Hi...changing the Windows updates to 'Notify' is just the best way to keep windows from forcing a 'Restart' every time an update comes in...so basically it was a tip for future update behavior...and if you have the 'Pro' version you can use 'Group policy' to control them even more...

Have you tried that 'Clean Boot' procedure   to see if some software or program may be using too much...just follow the instructions as presented...could not have said it better me self.

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oh...and just an edit...MalwareBytes is great....no need to get 'Rid' of it...I use it in all my systems...it does not run in the background....you use it to do the occasional scan when you or I feeel there may be an issue ... like a slow running system...nuf sed.

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