In case you notice your computer’s CPU and disk space are occupied for no reason, you should check your Task Manager. There is a chance Windows Modules Installer Worker is working. It uses lots of space and is one of the elements of the Windows OS. You can also see it as TiWorker.exe since it is the file responsible for the feature. Let’s find out more about Windows Modules Installer Worker as well as things you can do with it.
The general idea of the software
The description from the official website describes this program as a tool that can install, modify, and remove Windows updates and components. So, now you may be sure Windows Modules Installer Worker is a part of Windows Update Service. Clearly, its main function is to keep your OS updated.
When you have the latest version of Windows 10, you probably never notice it since the updates happen in the background. Unless your PC is cluttered and you start noticing how slow it is at times. On the other hand, the moment you decide to disable or remove some Windows optional features, you’ll have to deal with it, too.
So, the only problem is that may happen to the Windows Modules Installer Worker is that it’ll occupy much CPU. While most users don’t like this, there is still good news. When you let it finish whatever it’s doing, the updates will be installed and the program will stop working and taking the resources. So, just let it work and wait for the update to be over. There is no specific time limit to this process as it is conditional on many features, the speed of PC’s CPU & storage, the size of the updates, etc. There is no harm in that and, in general, the updates were developed for your benefit. They make your experience better, more comfortable, and easier.
Is it possible to delete this feature?
While it’s possible and lots of articles advise you disabling Windows Modules Installer Worker, it’s not the best solution. Disabling such kind of software, your operating system won’t be able to update the components. Without essential updates, your PC can be in danger as some newly added files and features can protect your device from malware and glitches.
On the other hand, you are allowed to install the updates manually. Still, this requires Windows Modules Installer Worker anyway. So, the best solution is simply to let your PC go on with the updates.
The other case scenario happens, when you think something might be wrong with the Windows Modules Installer Worker. If it works too often or lasts for hours without updating your OS, there can be some problems with the file. A simple Troubleshooting tool is likely to fix the bug. Just run the tool and restart your PC. Such problems rarely appear but can easily be solved. In case it doesn’t help, you should find out which updates the file tried to install and make sure all the changes and novelties were added.
Now you are aware of what Windows Modules Installer Worker is. You also realize it’s an essential component. Although you may disable this feature, there is no reason to stop it from updating the OS. Only the up-to-date system will be able to run smoothly and quickly, delivering protection from some threats along the way.