You may want to disable the Runtime Broker in your PC because you find that it consumes a lot of CPU usage. So, how to do that? Here, we will inform you how to disable the Runtime Broker and also other methods that you are able to do to fix high CPU usage of Runtime Broker in your Windows 10.
Disabling Runtime Broker in Windows 10
If you want to disable Runtime Broker on your Windows 10, it is important for you to know that this method will modify registry entries on your Windows 10. So, it is recommended for you to backup the registry database before you make any modification. You also need to note that if you disable the Runtime Broker, it will not affect your Windows 10 computer because the Runtime Broker is not an important process.
So, how to disable Runtime Broker in Windows 10? You are able to follow the steps below.
- The first thing that you have to do is to press Windows key + R. And then, you have to type regedit and then press the Enter key to be able to open Windows Registry Editor.
- Now, you must go to this: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker
- After that, on the right side of the pane, you need to double click on Start and then change the value data from 3 to 4.
- Next, you have to close the windows registry editor and then reboot your system so that the changes will take effect.
- On the next start, you will not find the Runtime Broker process in the Task Manager anymore.
Runtime Broker is used to manage apps from Windows Store. So, it is important to protect your Windows 10 security and privacy when running the apps. So, it is recommended for you not to disable it.
Disabling the Runtime Broker in Windows 10 above is one of the methods that you can try to do to fix Runtime Broker which consumes high CPU usage. However, as explained above that even though you are able to disable it, it has a function for managing your apps from Windows Store. So, instead of disabling the Runtime Broker in Windows 10 to solve the high CPU usage of Runtime Broker, you are able to try the other methods as explained below.
Ending The Runtime Broker from Task Manager
It is the quick temporary way that you can do to fix high CPU on Runtime Broker in your Windows 10. How to do that? The steps provided below will help you in doing it.
- First, you have to open the Task Manager.
- From that, you need to click on the Processes tab and then choose Runtime Broker in the list.
- Then, you must right click and choose End Task. By doing it, you force Runtime Broker to close.
- After that, you are able to reboot your Windows 10.
Since it is a temporary method for fixing this issue, after a short time, this issue will appear again. If you do not want it to appear again, you are able to try the methods below to prevent Runtime Broker from using too much resource on your computer.
Disabling ‘Show Me Tips About Windows’ In Your Windows 10
Other people report that this issue can be fixed and prevent Runtime Broker from using too much resources in your PC by disabling ‘Show me tips about Windows’. How to do that? You are able to follow the steps below.
- The first step that you have to do is to open the Settings of Windows 10 by pressing Windows + R together.
- After that, you need to choose System and then choose Notifications and Actions in the left sidebar.
- Next, the thing that you have to do is to switch off the ‘Show me tips about Windows’ option.
By doing the steps above, it will help you to fix high CPU and memory usage in your Windows 10.
Disabling ‘Updates From More Than One Place’ Feature in Your Windows 10
There are a lot of users who reported that they can fix the high CPU usage of Runtime Broker in their Windows 10 by disabling ‘Updates from more than one place’ features in the Settings. So, how to perform this action? We provide you the steps for doing it below.
- The first thing that you have to do to disable this feature is to press Windows + I key to be able to open the Settings.
- After that, you have to select the Update & Security option.
- Next, you need to click on the Advanced Options link.
- Then, you have to click on the Choose How Updates Are Delivered link.
- At last, you have to turn off Updates From More Than One Place feature.
If you turn off this feature in Windows Update, it will be able to help you in decreasing a lot of CPU and RAM usage.
What is a Runtime Broker?
When you see a Runtime Broker in your Task Manager, what do you think about it? Do you think that it is a virus? Well, it is important to know what it is. Runtime Broker is a Windows system process and it has a function to manage app permissions on your PC between Windows apps. Also, it makes sure that apps are behaving themselves. You also need to know that Runtime Broker is located in the System32 folder of your Windows 10.
Usually, the process of Runtime Broker uses a very low CPU resource. It may be just a few megabytes of memory of the system. However, sometimes, because of Windows programs which are faulty or third party software may cause Runtime Broker to use 100% CPU usage. It is up to a gigabyte of RAM or even more. As a result, it makes your Windows 10 computer work slowly or even not responding. If you find this issue on your Windows 10, you are able to try the methods above to solve it and make sure that disabling the Runtime Broker is the last method that you apply if the previous methods cannot work.
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