Fix: Windows 10 Runtime Broker High CPU usage, 100% Disk usage

Did you notice after recent windows update Desktop/Laptop Running Very slow, the system became unresponsive? And While Checking on Task manager you may notice a Huge amount almost 100% CPU usage by Runtime Broker process. Here this post we discuss What is Runtime Broker? Why it’s running on your PC. And some applicable solutions to fix windows 10 runtime broker high CPU usage, 100% Disk usage problem permanently.

What is Runtime Broker?

So lets first understand What is Runtime Broker? The Runtime Broker is a Windows system process, which helps to manage app permissions on your pc between Windows apps and ensures apps are behaving themselves. And this RuntimeBroker.exe ( an executable file ) is placed in the System32 folder of your Windows 10 PC.

Disable runtime broker windows 10

Generally, the runtime broker process should only use a very low CPU resource or few megabytes of memory from a system, but in some cases, a faulty Windows program or third-party software might cause Runtime Broker to use 100% CPU usage up to a gigabyte of RAM or even more. And make your windows 10 computer run slowly or not responding. If you encounter such error on your Windows 10, no worry. Here we’ve got the answer for you.

Registry Tweak to permanently disable runtime broker windows 10

Note: This tweak modifies registry entries to permanently disable runtime broker on windows 10. We recommend to backup registry database before making any modification.

Note: Disable the Runtimeborker didn’t affect your windows 10 computer. The Runtime Broker isn’t a necessary process.

Press Windows key + R, type regedit and hit the enter key to open windows registry editor. Now navigate to the following path:


Here On the right side of the pane, double click on Start and change the Value data from 3 to 4.

Close the windows registry editor and reboot your system to take effect the changes. Now on next start, you didn’t find the Runtime Broker process in the Task Manager. You will not find the Runtime Broker process there as it has been deactivated.

Since Runtime broker is used for managing apps from Windows Store, it is necessary for protecting your Windows 10 security and privacy when running those apps. In such case, we recommend you do not try to disable it, try the basic solutions such as.

Check Runtime Broker is not infected with Virus Malware

If the RuntimeBroker.exe file is located in the System32 folder on your Windows 10 PC (C:\Windows\System32\RuntimeBroker.exe), it is a legitimate Microsoft process. But if it is not available there, it could be malware.

To verify that your RuntimeBroker is not compromised or replaced by any virus Go to Task manager -> right click on Runtime Broker process and choose Open File Location. If the file is stored at Windows\System32 your sure that any virus does not infect your file. If you still want to confirm then, you can run a Virus scan to verify that.

Disable “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows”

Click on gear icon from Start to windows settings, Here click on System. Now on left pane tap on Notifications & actions, then scroll down to toggle OFF “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows”

Disable tricks and suggestions

Disable Background Apps

Open Settings then click on Privacy, Scroll down to choose Background apps and toggle OFF the one-run apps.

Disable Background apps

Disable Updates From More Than One Place

Click on Windows 10 Start button and then click on the Settings icon. Now on the Settings screen, click on Update & Security, then click on Advanced Options. Choose how updates are delivered link. And On the next screen, disable or Turn OFF the option to receive updates from more than one place.

These are some most applicable solutions to fix windows 10 Runtime broker high CPU usage, 100% disk usage problem etc. Have any query, suggestion about this post feel free to discuss in comments below.

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