WMI host provider consuming high CPU, what do to?

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Is the WMI host provider consuming a high CPU on your system? Try fixing it by removing the culprit files and restarting the WMI tool. Developers use the WMI host provider for monitoring purposes, while some applications use it to successfully run on the computer. Thus, any issues with the WMI host provider can cause some applications to become useless. 

This article will help you figure out what is the issue with your WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) host provider for using a high CPU and how to fix it. Continue reading! 


Try these ways to fix WMI Hot Provider high CPU usage

  1. Restart the WMI Host Provider 

Follow the steps given below to disable the WMI host provider and later on start it again. 

  1. Press Windows key + R to open the run dialogue. Enter service.msc in the run dialogue and press enter button. 

  2. Locate Windows Management Instrumentation service and right-click on it.

  3. Select the restart button. 


  1. Check the infected files/applications 

Perform a clean boot to detect the culprit file that is causing high CPU usage by WMI Host Provider. Here is how you can do it.

  1. Use an administrator account to login to your computer and press windows key + R together.

  2. Type msconfig in the RUN dialogue box. 

  3. Select services.

  4. Uncheck the “Hide all Microsoft Services” option. 

  5. Now, press the disable all button > OK. 

  6. Open Task Bar by pressing the Startup tab. 

  7. Click on Start-up> Disable (the enabled applications). 

  8. Repeat for all the applications.

  9. Restart your computer. 


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