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Essential Guide to Fix WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage – Windows 10

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Most of the time, you may face too much lagging and slows down issues in Windows 10 and when you look for what is using high CPU usage in Process Manager, you will find that there is WMI Provider Host is running in background and using high CPU usage. In this article, I will explain how can you Fix WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage in Windows 10/8/7 PC.

WMI Provider Host Service

What is WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe)?

WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) is a windows process that is useful in running various applications in Windows. It stands for Windows Management Instrumentation Provider and if this process stops, most of the windows function would stop working. This process is not a malicious process and you should not stop it. However, there are some tweaks, by using that you can optimize the processes usage.

Why WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) is using too much processor usage and How Can I Fix it?

There may be various reasons that can cause this problem to you. Here is the list of some cause and solutions. Apply them step by step and check whether this error got fixed or not.


Method 1: Fix using Outbyte PC Repair Tool

The most suitable reason behind this problem is corrupted or damaged system files, outdated drivers, running incompatible applications in the background, viruses or trojans, etc. Use Outbyte PC Repair Tool to fix all these culprit corners automatically and let your system runs without having such problems.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

Outbyte PC Repair Tool does all the above task easily and provides you an errorfree and smooth Windows environment to work so that you can focus on your business only.

3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Outbyte PC Repair Tool [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Scan and Remove Virus, Trojan or Malware

There must be some malicious application is running behind your PC and that application is making WMI Provider Host to run continuously. Install latest and licensed antivirus software or use Advanced System Repair tool to scan and remove such malicious applications and then repair the damages done by viruses.

Method 3: Use WMI Provider Troubleshooter

This is another great method to diagnose and fix WMI Error using Troubleshooter. However, in order to use it, you must restart your PC in Safe Mode with Networking then run the Troubleshooter command in Administrative CMD. Here, are the complete steps.

Step 1: Open Run Command by pressing Windows Key + R and then type msconfig and then click OK.


Step 2: Go to Boot Tab and then check Safe Boot check box and select Networking radio button. Click Apply and OK.

Safe Mode with Networking

Step 3: Restart your PC. Make sure to print or bookmark this article before making restart, so that you can continue to next step.

Restart PC

Step 4: When PC Restarts press Windows Key + x and then choose Windows PowerShell(Admin).

Windows Power Shell Admin

Step 5: Now in the PowerShell, type the following command and Enter.

msdt.exe -id MaintenanceDiagnostic

Step 6: You will see that System Maintenance Troubleshooter window is appeared. Click Next button to start Diagnosis.

WMI Diagnostic

Step 7: If there is any error found in diagnosis, then run the following command in PowerShell to repair those errors.

msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic

Step 8: You will see that Performance Windows is appeared. Just click the Next button to repair error.

WMI Repair

Step 9: After running Troubleshooter successfully, you must revert the system into Normal Boot mode. Open Run command and type msconfig and click OK. Go to Boot menu and uncheck Safe boot checkbox and click Apply and OK.

Normal Boot Mode

Method 4: Restart WMI Provider Host Service

This is also a useful method to Fix WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage problem. Restarting WMI Service Provider Host service is easy.

Step 1: Open Run Command by pressing Windows Key + R and type services.msc and click OK.


Step 2: Find Windows Management Instrument service and right click on it and select Restart.

Windows Management Service

Step 3: Open command prompt as administrator and type each command one after another.



net stop iphlpsvc
net stop wscsvc
net stop Winmgmt
net start Winmgmt
net start wscsvc
net start iphlpsvc

Restart WMI

Step 4: Restart your PC. Before restarting, you must bookmark or print this article.


In this article, I tried to explain why WMI Host Provider services using high CPU and how can you fix it by yourself.

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