Windows 10: Windows Media Player Causing High CPU Usage

Discus and support Windows Media Player Causing High CPU Usage in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hello all. My new Lenovo laptop works fine so far, except for one issue. When I run WMP the CPU usage goes to 100%. It seems the culprit is a Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by xlr8tx, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. xlr8tx Win User

    Windows Media Player Causing High CPU Usage


    Hello all.

    My new Lenovo laptop works fine so far, except for one issue. When I run WMP the CPU usage goes to 100%. It seems the culprit is a Windows Driver Foundation process. What can be done (if anything) to remedy this problem.

    Any insight or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Windows 10 Home

    Version: 20H2

    OS build: 19042.804

    :)
     
    xlr8tx, Feb 11, 2021
    #1

  2. Windows 10 Media Player

    Hello brace.

    High CPU usage on Windows Media Player can be caused by having too many information stored in the Library. We suggest following the steps below to resolve the issue:

    Open Control Panel.

    Open Programs and Features.

    Click Turn Windows feature on or off.

    Open Media Features and untick Windows Media Player.

    Click Yes the OK and then reboot the computer.

    When the computer restarted, perform the steps 1 to 5 again and check if the issue persists.

    Source:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...
     
    Zackary Vanosdol, Feb 11, 2021
    #2
  3. WIN10 1703 update cause Explorer.exe high CPU usage

    Hi,



    Glad you reached out. First, we would like to know if Explorer.exe
    is the only cause of high CPU usage. Because the common cause of high CPU usage are the following:

    - Windows 10 Memory leak after the update.

    - Driver incompatibilities after the update.

    - Multiple startup applications





    We'll be waiting for your update.
     
    Richard tie, Feb 11, 2021
    #3
  4. iangie Win User

    Windows Media Player Causing High CPU Usage

    WIN10 1703 update cause Explorer.exe high CPU usage

    I am using Surface Pro 3 (i5, 8G RAM)

    After WIN10 v1703 update, Windows Explorer uses ~30-40% CPU.

    If I uncheck "Show thumbnails instead of icons" in the Performance Options, the CPU usage of Windows Explorer reduces to ~0%

    Any suggestion why showing thumbnails cause so high CPU usage in v1703?

    Thanks!
     
    iangie, Feb 11, 2021
    #4
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