My laptop's cpu always runs nearly 100% like forever everytime I boot into Windows XP. I have located the problem comes from the Windows Automatic Updates service.
(1) I have followed the advice on How to Fix svchost.exe using 100% CPU / Memory Leak . But the problem remains, i.e. the auto updates is still very CPU intensive. Anything I am missing?
(2) I finally found that if I turn off Automatic Updates of Windows under System Configuration Utilities -> Services, the problem is gone.
I was wondering if turning auto updates off will do any harm? What can I do, for example to keep Windows up to date while turning auto updates off?