Windows XP POSReady svchost 100% when updating

  qwbos 23:53 17 Nov 2017

If you have an XP POSReady machine, you're almost certain to have experienced update delays due to svchost using 100% CPU.

Microsoft have never managed to resolve this problem so instead of waiting for hours/days for the updates to download, you can get them direct from the Microsoft Update Catalogue here.

You can either download/install all new updates manually or if you download/install the latest IE8 cumulative security update, you should find the rest will download/install through a manual Microsoft Update check.

Disabling auto update will avoid svchost induced freezes.

  Lorraine Baines-McFly 06:49 18 Nov 2017

That's interesting. How many people here do you think will be utilising Point of Sale machines? Maybe people at Tesco's perhaps.

  Secret-Squirrel 08:44 18 Nov 2017

How many people here do you think will be utilising Point of Sale machines?

Lots of home users have applied the simple Registry hack so they can continue to get XP Windows updates from Microsoft.

  Aitchbee 10:15 18 Nov 2017

Lots of home users have applied the simple Registry hack so they can continue to get XP Windows updates from Microsoft.

I haven't. What is this simple registry hack?

  Lorraine Baines-McFly 11:07 18 Nov 2017

Lots of home users have applied the simple Registry hack so they can continue to get XP Windows updates from Microsoft.

One update on that list for Windows XP. All the rest are for XP Embedded. Am I missing something?

  qwbos 14:42 18 Nov 2017

How many people here do you think will be utilising Point of Sale machines?

You could ask the same question about numerous other posts. The answer would be the same. If it helps one person, then it was worth posting.

Tesco's

Tesco's what?

What is this simple registry hack?

Search Windows XP POSReady

Am I missing something?

Don't know. Have you lost something?

  Aitchbee 18:38 18 Nov 2017

qwbos, many thanks.

  qwbos 20:23 18 Nov 2017

Aitchbee

If it helps one person, then it was worth posting. :)

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