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XP SP3 Upgrade causing = Wuaueng.dll / Svchost.exe 100% Usage Problem again

 I upgraded my Home system to XP Sp3 about a week ago and since then everytime i try and use my system this issues occurs. I can conferm that it is definatly Wuaueng.dll / SVCHost.exe. I used Process Explorer to find the dll that was taking 100% of my system. after i killed the DLL the system returned to normal.

I tried to reinstall the Windows Update client to version 3.0 and it did NOT fix the issue. And several of the other issues that i used when Windows update cause this problem with Sp2 but i was not able to resolve the problem.


Here is a link to a forum working to resolve the issue.


So be carefull if you plan on deploying this upgrade to your network because you will have your hands full again.



More interesting info:

I have 3 different copies of wuaueng.dll on my system so what one is the newest one?

Why Does the DLL with the newest date  have the oldest  version number? 

Is this what is causing the problem?

wuaueng.dll Date: 4/14/2008 Version: 5.4.3790.5512

wuaueng.dll Date: 7/30/2007 Version: 7.0.6000.381

wuaueng.dll Date: 4/16/2007 Version: 7.0.6000.374



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