Runtime Broker Uses High CPU: How to fix it

Runtime Broker Uses High CPU: How to fix it

Elevated computer processor utilization is one of those irritating issues that everybody experiences once in a while.  you have fixed half of the problem, in the event that you have confirmed that one of the windows processes i-e  Runtime broker, are the ones making your computer utilization rise.

Runtime Broker

It is a Microsoft window process that usually presides in a task Manager. It handles all in-programmed apps by Microsoft or universal apps gotten by the Window store. Regardless of its unconventional name, it is just a processor that oversees application consents in Windows. It works in the foundation constantly, yet it goes to the cutting edge when you are utilizing all major applications.

Causes of spiking usage of Runtime Broker

The spiking in computer processor use may have numerous variants comprising:

  • Internal malfunctioning of Runtime Broker
  • Clashing of antivirus aspects with Runtime Broker
  • Incompatibility between various Windows administrations (sometimes totally


We have accumulated a top notch of effective techniques to take care of the issue. Attempt them individually and inform us which one worked for you in the comments.

Examine antivirus features

Antivirus programming is the most widely recognized reason for Runtime specialist obstruction. Have a go at killing certain highlights and check whether the central processor utilization diminishes. In the event that this doesn’t seem to work, attempt permanent shutdown of your antivirus. On the off chance that you have tackled the issue by this means, you may have to attempt other antivirus arrangements. Bitdefender is by all accounts a top pick for careful administration. It doesn’t meddle with your framework.

End task

While you can’t disable Runtime Service. Furthermore, you shouldn’t in any case. It’s crucial for ensuring your security and protection when running general applications. It’s likewise exceptionally lightweight when it’s running appropriately, so there’s very little motivation to stop it. On the off chance that you believe it’s acting mischievously, you could generally kill the Runtime Broker cycle by right-clicking it and afterward picking End task in the task manager.

After a couple of seconds, Service will dispatch again naturally. Simply be cautious that for a couple of seconds until it relaunches, all universal applications will not have the option to effectively get to access settings and may not run by any stretch of the imagination

Registry Changes

Windows Registry holds all the changes to redo your Windows experience and manage little annoyances that Microsoft wrongly expects each client will love. Many clients have revealed that with a minor change in  registry can make  the high computer processor use disappear.

  1. Type “regedit” in the run box of your windows to open Registry editor.
  2. Then click on “TimeBrokerSvc”, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/TimeBrokerSvc
  3. From there double click the key named “Start DWORD” or just “Start”, choose the “Modify” icon to change the value from 3 to 4.

This should improve execution, however it will likewise influence some Cortana updates.

As a safety precaution, make a reinforcement of your registry prior to rolling out any improvements.

In the event that overuse of Runtime Broker continues, you can take a stab at debilitating various Windows benefits that are associated with Runtime.

Disable tips, tricks and suggestions

  1. Go to the Start menu then click on the “Settings”, from there press on the “System”
  2. Then choose the “Notifications & actions” entry, after this you will see the words “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” turn it off.
  3. Restart your computer afterwards to ensure whether it works or not.

Check computer usage now. On the off chance that it’s still high, attempt more strategies underneath.

Switch lock screen

Apparently, the slideshow background settings on the lock screen can cause problems in the Runtime Broker.

  1. Go to Windows Settings to open the “Personalization”
  2. Pick the “Lock screen” segment on the left, at that point change background setting to picture.
  3. Check if this fixed the issue. If not, have a go at changing the update settings.

Stop distributed updates

Shared updates are helpful in light of the fact that they permit you to download refreshes from different PCs. Nevertheless, this element can expand the computer processor time use of Runtime Broker.

  1. Go to Windows Settings by pressing the Windows + I button together.
  2. Then pick the “Update and Security” icon to open the “Delivery Optimization”
  3. Here you will see the option of “Allow downloads from other PCs”, simply turn it off.

This implies you can just access update downloads from Microsoft. Check if this addressed the high computer chip utilization. If not, there are still choices you can attempt.

Stop foundational (background) applications

Foundation applications are now and again the reason for the high central processor use. Take a step at stopping them by following these straightforward advances:

  1. Go to Windows Settings by pressing the Windows + I button together.
  2. Then click on the “Privacy” button to go on “Background apps”.
  3. You will find “Background apps” on the left side. Here you will see the option of “Let apps run in the background toggle”, simply turn it off.

You have impaired foundation applications. This implies that a few warnings by essential applications will be handicapped as well.

In the event that you are as yet experiencing difficulty with high computer chip, you actually have a few alternatives. Attempt the accompanying techniques.


Uninstallation of Groove Music

Groove Music is a software application used for audio player utilization It is usually included in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. They ended the help when they hit an arrangement with Spotify and urged clients to move their playlists there. In any case, this application remained, and it is known to raise central processor utilization of Runtime.

  1. Go to Start, then click on Settings to go to “Apps”,
  2. You will be at the “Apps & Features”
  3. Scroll down, find and click on “Groove Music”.
  4. The Uninstall button should appear, click on it.


Some users face difficulty in removing the Groove Music software, so we advise you to use powershell.

  1. Go to the search bar, type “powershell”, at that point choose the option “Run as administrator”.
  2. The notification of “app to make changes to your device” will come, press yes.
  3. Type the text “get-appxpackage *Microsoft.ZuneMusic* | eliminate appxpackage” in the box, at that point hit Enter.


Now, you have eliminated Depression Music. Check whether this fixed the issue. In the event that it didn’t, attempt the following technique to eliminate OneDrive.


OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud-based capacity arrangement. It might cause the high computer chip utilization, so it merits debilitating it to check whether it is the guilty party.

  1. Click the “Start” button, then in the search box, type “Add Programs”, and then, in the list of results, click “Programs and Features”.
  2. Click “Microsoft OneDrive”, and then click “Uninstall”. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


  1. Go to the command prompt by typing “cmd” in the search bar.
  2. Then run it as administrator. The notification of “app to make changes to your device” will come, press yes.
  3. Type “taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe”, then hit Enter.


Try to use the above methods to fix the Runtime Broker consuming high usage issue. For further suggestion, please leave a comment below. Thanks.

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