Fix high CPU usage by TiWorker.exe process in Windows 10

on my computer there's a windows operating system called 


how do I fix this issue on windows 10 platform? 

I have tried many ways Microsoft explained but cant figure out where the settings are located on mine due to their explanations referring to windows 8 being the platform they were referring to

Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Windows update, recovery, & backup 

*Modified title for accuracy*

*Original title: High cpu usage caused by tiworker.exe*


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Last updated December 12, 2019 Views 131,978 Applies to:

Hi Jacob,

The TiWorker system process is related to Windows Update. This is one of the critical process included on in Microsoft Services and must not be mistaken for any malware issues. If there are any updates happening or if the computer is scanning for any update release, this system process may use resources on your computer, the reason why you see it has high CPU usage under task manager. This is completely normal. For your reference, kindly visit the link to a similar thread provided here: Windows 10 high disk usage caused by Tiworker.exe.

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