Fix: High CPU Usage Caused by Windows Shell Experience Host
As you know, Windows 10 has been released for some time and just like with any other operating system there are going to be some issues from time to time. It seems that Windows 10 users are having some high CPU usage issues with Windows Shell Experience Host so let’s see if we can fix that.
What to do if Windows Shell Experience Host Causes High CPU Usage
If a process is using your CPU more than it should it can be a problem since your computer will use more power and it will produce more heat, and this is especially bad for laptops. Users report that Windows Shell Experience Host is using 30-35% of CPU which is a lot, so let’s see how to fix that.
Before we start make sure that you keep your Windows 10 updated. This seems like a big problem and most likely this issue will be resolved with a patch from Microsoft, so remember to keep your Windows 10 up to date.
Solution 1 – Change your desktop to static background
Users report that this process uses your hardware power if you set your desktop background to a slideshow, so the best solution is to set your desktop to a static picture. To do so follow these instructions:
- Go to Settings > Personalization and choose Background from the menu on the left.
- Find the Background section and from the drop down menu select Picture.
- Save your settings and issues with Windows Shell Experience Host should be resolved.
Most of the users report that setting your background from slideshow to a static picture fixes the issue, but if your problem isn’t resolved you might want to try the next solution.
Solution 2 – Turn off Automatic Color Changing
If changing the background behavior didn’t get the job done, you can try with disabling automatic color changing. To do that, follow these instructions:
- Go to Settings > Personalization and navigate to Colors section.
- Find the Automatically pick an accent color from my background background option and turn it off.
- Save your changes.
That would be all, I hope this article helped you to reduce a CPU usage on your Windows 10 computer to normal. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, just reach for the comment section below.