WmiPrvSE.exe refers to a program that can consume the GPU memory around 30%. It means this one directly effects the speed of the computer. This kind of thing normally appears when you run any application and then the system gets slow automatically. Here are some fixes that you can try to resolve the problem.
Fix 1: Scan your computer for viruses
Malicious programs or viruses can be the ones that cause the WMI Provider Host CPUU usage problems. It is better for you to use the malware scanner and remover before you continue to troubleshoot the issue in order to check and remove viruses or and malicious programs that may be running on your computer.
Fix 2: Install all available Windows Updates
Be sure that you have all available Windows Updates installed on your computer. If you want to do that, the method is different for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and for Windows 10. On Windows 7, 8, 8.1, you have to press Windows + R keys to load the Run dialog box. Then enter the command wuapp.exe to open Windows Update and hit Enter. After that, check the Check for updates button and then install everything found. If you are on Windows 10, you can click the Windows Start button and open Settings. Next, click Update & security. Lastly, click the Check for updates button and then install all updates found.
Fix 3: Run the System Maintenance & Windows Update troubleshooters
Run the System Maintenance troubleshooter can automatically fix the issue of the system. To do it, the first thing that you will have to do is to navigate to Windows Control Panel. Then, set the View by to Small icons and then press Troubleshooting. The next thing is to click on View all. After that, double click at System Maintenance. Finally, press Next and then follow the onscreen prompts to run the System Maintenance troubleshooter.
Fix 4: Find which program or service causes the high CPU usage
First, press the Windows and R keys at the same time to open run command box. Second, type eventvwr.msc in the command box and press Enter. Third, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > WMI Activity > Operational in the Event viewer. Fourth, click at the WMI Activity error and note the Client ProcessId number. Fifth, press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open the Task Manager. sixth, look at the Details and the Services tab to find the process or service that has the same PID number as the ClientProcessID number. Seventh, once you have found which application or service that causes the WMI Provider Host High CPU usage issue, please uninstall it or change the priority of the culprit process to Low. Eighth, restart the computer and see if the issue has fixed.
Fix 5: Disable the third party services that depend on the Windows Management Instrumentation service
First of all, press the Windows and R at the same time to open run command box. When you are in the run command box, type in services.msc and press Enter. In the next step, right click on Windows Management Instrumentation service and choose Properties. Afterward, choose the Dependencies tab and see if you see any other services except the IP Helper at The following system components depend on this service box. In case you see something, please proceed and disable the third party service or uninstall the corresponding application.
Fix 6: Stop or disable the culprit service
Firstly, press the Windows and R keys at once to open run command box. There, type service.msc and hit Enter. On the list of services, please find the one that you want to disable or stop and right click on it. After that, you need to either choose Stop to temporarily stop the service until restart or to choose Properties and set the Startup Type to Disabled to completely disable the service. In case you cannot find which service that causes the high CPU issue, please proceed and restart, stop or disable the Windows Management Instrumentation service.
Fix 7: Fix corrupted system files and services (SFC)
For everyone who wants to run the System File Checker or SFC, you need to open an elevated command corrupt windows by right clicking the Windows Start button and selecting Command Prompt (Admin). Next, type the command SFC /SCANNOW in the command window and hit Enter. Please wait and do not use the computer until SFC tool check and solves the corrupted system files or services. When everything is done, reboot the computer and check if the issue is still there.
Fix 8: Fix Windows corruption errors with DISM tool (System Update Readiness tool)
This method starts by right clicking the Windows Start button and choosing Command Prompt (Admin). Then, type Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth at the command prompt window and hit Enter. Please be patient until DISM repairs the component store. Once the process is completed, you should know that the component store corruption was fixed. After that, get out of the command prompt window and restart the computer.
Before trying all the methods, you can verify the issue by opening the Task Manager and then clicking on the process tab. There, you will be able to see that the WmiPrvSE.exe CPU usage is high and is more than 30%. Actually, you can try to reboot the WMI service in the manner to fix the issue, but this one is not a permanent fix to get rid the WmiPrvSE.exe high CPU usage issue. For those who really want to solve the issue then you will need to try those methods mentioned above. By following these steps, you are able to easily fix the WmiPrvSE.exe high CPU usage issue. If no one of the fixes works for you, you are recommended to see a help from the customer service of Windows as well as from the community of Windows.
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