SOLVED Computer updates nearly everytime after booting up. (was not resolved)


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Hi, I have Windows 10 Home Version 1803, originally Windows 8.
I have looked at this problem in the Forum before but no luck.
Today after booting up, the same thing.
The Service Host: Local System (2) starts using 30% CPU after a few minutes
and takes up to 9 minutes before finishing. Today the time was around 10:30 am.
When I go to Settings and Update it says:
Last Check Yesterday at 5 pm (when I was using the computer)
To do a check, I went to Settings and Update and clicked on: Check For Updates.
It took 8 minutes and told me :You're up to date with the right present time.
Are there any suggestions that I could try ?
Cheers
 
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Hi Wilbert,

you can reset your PC and keep your files and apps, just make sure you click the right boxes before you start, this may clear your problem?: :):):)

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MAKE A COPY OF YOUR IMPORTANT FILES ON AN EXTERNAL USB STICK OR MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE BEFORE YOU START!.
 
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Thanks Wolfie for your reaction, I am not an IT man and would be afraid to try this myself.
I have seen information like yours but are afraid to make things worse or loose valuable information.
 
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You might go into the Settings - Updates - Advanced Options and either pause updates or defer Feature updates. The system may be having problems due to the situation with the current new build release.

I did have a problem with one update prior to the Build initial release, so it may also be related to that but I don't have that KB number since my update history was wiped by the manual Build upgrade.
 
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Thanks Saltgrass for your advice.

I went into Settings - Updates - Advanced Options and tried to change -
"Automatically download updates, even over metered data connections"
This was set to "off" and cannot be changed. ? ?

Next went to "We're show a reminder when we're going to restart".
This was "off" and I changed that to "on".

After pressing "Restart", things looked okay in the beginning, but after 10 min
started to look for "updates" as before. So no luck.
 
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Thanks Saltgrass, I had a look at the History of my updates.
Security update KB4022205 failed to install on 08 06 2018.
I never noticed this before. Should I still try and install this ?

Where do I find "Pause updates" ?
Not sure with "Choose when updates are installed".
What is "Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)" ?
Why defer any future updates ?
I am afraid this goes over my head.
 
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The update you show, KB4022205, is an Office 2010 update. If it did not install later, you may want to repair the Office install or try uninstalling it if that option is available.

You delay install for updates not yet installed, which sounds like your situation. The Semi-Annual thing is explained and is the new build cycle we are going through right now or otherwise called the Fall 2018 update.

Feature updates are the builds, Quality updates are the cumulative updates that show up once or twice a month.

If you just pause updates, it might stop any update situation. If you chose not to get updates for other Microsoft products, it might stop the problem if you are having a situation with Office.
 
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Hi Wilbert,

it isn't that unusual that after start-up; the PC will have heavy CPU usage, there are several MS services which run at start-up, MS Search, Anti Malware, Indexing to name but a few. If your PC is settling down after several minutes, it is quite normal, does your PC show any signs of misbehaving at all?. ;)

You should always keep a copy of your important files on an external medium like a USB stick anyway, you don't have to be afraid of making things worse doing a reset!. It is more or less a fully automated service!. :):):)
 
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Thanks Saltgrass, my experience of computers is not great and I am 76.
Had I looked better, I would have seen that on the same day,
the update of KB4022205 was successful, sorry.
Still no idea how to "pause updates" and my Office Programs are all working fine.

I had a chat with Microsoft Support with "Remote Access". They did some tests and
ran some troubleshoot programs and said that everything worked fine.
They didn't seem to find a problem and I hoped that the problem was solved; still the same.
 
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Hi Wolfie and thanks for your reaction.
There was another problem with my Computer at that time that I forgot.
This happened at about the same time and I had several times a look
in the Forum to see if other people had the same problem and no luck.
The problem was: when I was using the PC, it suddenly would Restart
without closing down properly. After the first time, it took about 4 weeks before it happened again,
but later on it happened sometimes 2 times a week. Since then I used the Task Manager and discovered
about the Update Problem. The last time the PC restarted is more than 2 months ago.


I had a chat with Microsoft Support with "Remote Access". They did some tests and
ran some troubleshoot programs and said that everything worked fine.
They didn't seem to find a problem and I hoped that the problem was solved; still the same.
 
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Hi Wilbert,

have you installed any 3rd party applications from an untrusted source, by that I mean, did you install anything at all and if so, did your problems start after installing something?. ;)
 
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Hi Wolfie, I checked Apps and Features but can't see anything strange.
What I noticed was that Microsoft and HP (I have an HP Desktop),
changed a lot of their Programs on 09 05 18.

I tried something new and went into Settings - Update and Security -
Advanced Options and changed: - Give me updates for other
Microsoft products when I update Windows - from on to off.
When checking the Task Manager after a Restart, the Program
Service Host: Local System (2) had disappeared and the Updates did not run.
So now I know I am on to something. Actually, there was a lot of program-activity,
much more than normally. I have changed it back from off to on again and
see if there is any change.
 
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