svchost.exe consumes 100% CPU on Windows XP, caused by Windows Updates

I reinstalled Windows XP on a clients PC recently, and came up against an issue where I couldn’t update Windows using Windows Update. I then noticed that the PC had slowed down to a crawl. Opening up Task Manager, Processes and Sorting by CPU, I found that svchost.exe was consuming 100% CPU. I tried killing [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00October 1st, 2013|Bugs, Internet Explorer, Tips, Windows, Windows Update|0 Comments

Installing IE10 offline

Today I came up against a problem where an application I was working on required IE10 to be installed. This all well and good, however this pc didn’t have access to an internet connection.As such, I needed to download the IE10 install package, and copy it across to the machine.However, when I came to install [...]

By |2013-06-07T16:25:00+01:00June 7th, 2013|Internet Explorer, Tips, Windows|0 Comments