« Last post by bertie97 on April 11, 2016, 05:42:17 AM »
Thanks for the link Ed.
I know this is disabling win update. Only way I could even open a browser was restrict to idle & then to hard throttle the svchost (netsvcs) instance. PL made it possible to actually try to fix the thing, as the 100% load just crippled it.
So I repartitioned the ssd & did a clean install, then <100hrs @100% waiting for the current updates - which was enuf updating for me.
The upside was most of the services called on now work without overloading the system.
Formerly I could'nt even complete the install of 'magic cure' manually downloaded KBs 99% of the time (one would install, the next wouldn't, then rolling back to try a different install order the same files would then not install at all etc etc); I could disable wuauserv & still have the problem; I could do the off-line install of the update service & get nowhere, but, after forever, the 2nd clean install did eventually update....
The one entry on your link is about an Acer which this laptop is - which reinforces my findings that certain hardware esp laptops are an issue that MS hasn't fully addressed. (+both Acer & MS are always more enthusiastic about selling new products).
So my 'fix' has been a combination of all the solutions listed there in that thread, none of which ever actually solved the problem but which got me far enough to be able to use the laptop without frying it.
The machine is EOL as far as the industry is concerned so I guess I have to be glad I got this far!