How to fix Task host and speed up slow shutdown in Windows 10/8

When I open Start menu and try to shut down my Surface Pro tablet or other Windows 10 computer, the system always run into slowing process and sometimes displays the error message “Task host window is stopping background tasks (\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Automatic App Update)”. But there is no any open app and programs so I have to hold down the power button to force shutting down. Any way to prevent this from happening or speed it up? Continue reading

taskhost.exe consumes high cpu in Windows 8

Everytime I connect to wifi network to access internet on my Surface Pro Windows 8, the taskhost.exe app consume 50-60% of the average cpu usage in task manager. Sometime it get sysmte idling. After deleted Windows RAC in the task scheduler, it still persists at eating up and make the talbet runing slowly. How can I permanently remove or stop the process? Continue reading