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    Default Free Some CPU Cycles & RAM

    I have noticed a lot of times a service called TrustedInstaller.exe running and eating up humongous CPU & RAM resources, so I decided to dig further what it is and is it safe to disable it.

    TrustedInstaller.exe is a service for Windows Update. As I manually update Windows, I prefer to have my Update Service only notify me of updates. So for me changing the trigger settings of this option makes a lot of sense as it frees up hardware resources.

    I would suggest that intermediate users also set it to Manual if you want to save resources. We will not disable the service but only set it to manual rather than Automatic.

    To do this:

    Start -> Run -> msconfig -> Services

    Uncheck Windows Module Installer

    Now:

    Control Panel -> System Maintainance -> Administrative Tools -> Services -> Windows Module Installer.

    Double click and choose Startup type -> Manual & also Stop the service.

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    NOTE: Doing this might alter Microsoft Update Service's behavior.

    [Vista Tip] Free Some CPU Cycles & RAM
    Last edited by iMav; 12th August 2008 at 13:33. Reason: Screenshot added.

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    The Windows Modules Installer is set to "Manual" by default so this is unnecessary.

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    Wasn't for me and a lot of other Vista machines that I have.

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    At least this may be helpful for those who keeps the auto update off for many reasons.

    One of the common reason, which I have seen is, Limited Bandwidth at day times hence people prefer to update their system at night when ISP bandwidth is free

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    ^^ Exactly.

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