For you who are not an expert of computer perhaps the terms about computer can be so confusing. It includes this term. Have you heard TiWorker.exe? What is tiworker.exe? Actually, TiWorker is a Windows Modules Installer Worker process that is related to Windows update. The process of TiWorker.exe can cause high usage issues on the disk or on the CPU on Windows 8.x and Windows 10 systems.
There are some methods to resolve high disk or CPU usage that is caused by tiWorker.exe.
- Scan your computer for viruses. TiWorker.exe high CPU or Disk usage issues can be caused by viruses or malicious programs. Before you troubleshoot the TiWorker.exe high CPU usage problem, you can scan and remove malware in the TiWorker.exe server 2012 to check and vanish viruses and malicious programs.
- Install all available updates. You have to be sure that you have installed all available Windows Updates on your PC. To do that on Windows 8 and 8.1 you can press Windows + R keys to load Run dialog box. Then, type wuapp.exe to open Windows Update and hit Enter. After that, Check for updates button and install all updates that are found.
- Run System Maintenance & Windows Update troubleshooters. You can do this to repair the problem of the system automatically. You have to right click at Windows Start button and choose Control Panel. Set the View by to Small icons. Open Troubleshooting. Find View all there and click it. Double click at System Maintenance and then press Next. Follow the prompts on the screen to run the System Maintenance troubleshooter. If the System Maintenance is done, choose the Windows Update troubleshooter utility in the list. Then, hit Next and follow the onscreen prompts to troubleshoot and repair problems in Windows Update. If your problem of TiWorker exe high disk usage can not be solved by this method, do the next method!
- Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder. The location where Windows stores the downloaded updates is Windows Update Store folder (SoftwareDistribution folder). If the folder is corrupted, you will deal with troubles during Windows Update. That’s why you must delete all downloaded updates and force Windows to recreate a new empty SoftwareDistribution folder. First, open run command box by pressing Windows key + R simultaneously. In the run command box, you have to type services.msc and press Enter.Then, look for Windows Update service, and then right click on it and choose Stop. Navigate to “C:\Windows” folder and delete (or rename e.g. to “SoftwareDistributionOLD”) the SoftwareDistribution folder. The last, restart your computer.
- Decrease TiWorker process priority. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager or right click on Windows start button. Click More Details and choose Details tab. Right click at TiWorker.exe process and Set priority to Low. You can choose End process tree to stop the process of TiWorker.exe.
So, if you find that your CPU usage is high and it is caused by TiWorker windows 8.1, you can try to fix that by using the methods that have been explained above.