Windows 10 High CPU and Disk usage problem Fix

A lot of Windows 10 users are experiencing high disk usage and cpu usage problem. When i digged into the problem, i found that that high ram usage or high cpu consumption by windows 10 os may be due to some extra processes and features turned on mainly and sometime due to outdated drivers in your system. I am listing here the most responsible things which you can fix to solve the problem. Find out what works for you and please feel free to comment about your experience.

Also read: 16 Awesome tips for making your Windows 10 Super Fast



How to fix windows 10 High  RAM and CPU usage problem

1) Turn off Automatically pick an accent color from my background

Step 1 – Press windows key + i to reach system control panel.

Step 2 – Click on personalization as show below.


Step 3 – Now, choose colors from the left menu.

In the right side, Turn off Automatically pick an accent color from my background.


2 ) Disable Superfetch to solve windows 10 high cpu usage

step 1 –  Press windows key + x and in the menu which appears on the left side of the screen, click on computer management.

step 2 – Now, click on services & applications and then click on services under it in the left menu.Scroll down and find superfetch in the right side.





Step 3 – Now, double click on superfetch in the right side of registry editor as shown above. In the startup type, choose disabled from the dropdown menu and click on apply. Finally click ok.

Now, reboot your windows 10 for changes to come into effect.

3) Disable apps running in Background to solve high ram usage

If you want to ask me which one. I would say every one. Why would any app run in background, when we are not using them. Even if they want to update themselves, it can be done once we open it. So, better shut all of them off.

Go to Settings -> Privacy -> Background apps and turn all of them off.


4) Disable Runtime Broker for solving high cpu usage

Step 1 – Press windows key + i to open system control panel.

Click on system.





Step 2 – Now, click on Notifications & actions in the left menu.

There is an option in the right side, saying show me tips about windows. Turn it off.



5) Adjust system settings for best performance

Step 1: – Search view advanced system settings in start menu search box.




Step 2: – Now, click on settings as shown in the pic.




Step 3: – Now, choose adjust for best performance. Finally choose apply and then click ok. Finally restart your PC.




6) Optimize your Hard Drives for faster performance

7) Update Drivers to fix windows 10 high CPU usage

Updating all your drivers can also solve your memory problem, if outdated driver are the reason behind it.

Press windows key + i  to open system control panel. Search update device drivers in the search box. Click on update device drivers and proceed.



Note – windows 10 have certain memory requirement. You must be sure that your device is having this much amount of system configuration with it.


1 Ghz

Installed memory (RAM)

1 GB for 32-bit Operating System

2 GB for 64-bit Operating System

Free hard disk space

16 GB for 32-bit version

20 GB for 64-bit version

If your system configuration is above that, please follow the methods illustrated above. If everything else fails, clean install windows 10. I will update this posts with more ways to tackle high cpu and high ram usage problem of windows 10.

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