WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) is an essential process for Windows 10 that provides management information and control for various system components. But sometimes, it may cause high CPU usage, slowing down your computer’s performance.

How to Fix WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage on Windows 10

Here are the steps to fix the issue:

  1. Disable the service temporarily: Press Windows + R, type “services.msc” and hit enter. Find the “Windows Management Instrumentation” service, right-click on it and select “Stop.” Check if the CPU usage has dropped.
  1. Update outdated drivers: Outdated drivers can also cause high CPU usage. Use the Windows Update feature or go to the device manufacturer’s website to check if there are any new driver updates available.
  1. Repair corrupt WMI repository: Corrupt WMI repository can cause high CPU usage. To repair the repository, run the following command in Command Prompt as administrator: “winmgmt /salvagerepository.”
  1. Disable the WMI provider host from the task manager: Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. Find the WmiPrvSE.exe process, right-click on it and select “End Task.”
  2. Uninstall the problematic software: If none of the above steps work, the high CPU usage may be caused by a problematic software that is using the WMI Provider Host. Uninstall any recently installed software to see if the issue is resolved.

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the high CPU usage issue caused by the WMI Provider Host on Windows 10. If the problem persists, it’s recommended to contact Microsoft support or a professional technician for further assistance.


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