How to Fix High Disk Usage by Modern Setup Host

There are various reports by which the users have seen that the Modern Setup host which is in the Task Manager and discussing its necessity and purpose.

Here we will discuss the application’s functionality and will also tell you about the various issues that are related to it and will look for their solutions:-

What is Modern Setup Host?

As Windows is the most popular system of operating that was distributed as well as developed by Microsoft. Though like all of the software, it does include the flaws and provides various updates that are released by the company for patching them. Such updates are directly downloaded on the computer and are installed later by a few components that come in-built into the operating system.

Modern Setup Host is one of the components which runs in the background when the update of the important one is installed there. It is downloaded and then made into the installation in the automatic form by the computer and is located in the folder of $Windows.BT. Such a host is responsible for triggering of the up-gradation of the Windows 10 on the computer.

Error included in the Modern Setup Host

Just like all of the software, various problems are included with the Modern Setup Host and they bring irritation to the user at the time of updating process. Users get the issues of High Disk Usage by Modern setup Host and also of Modern Setup Host has Stopped Working error at the time of installation of updates on the computer.

Fixing the Modern Setup Host Error

As there are various complaints of the users who are not getting out of the error of stoppage of the working of Modern Setup Host at the time when they try to update their computers. It is a recommendation to going through with the process that is solved here for all of the users.

Fixation of the High Disk Usage by the Modern Setup Host

It is a recommendation to wait for about three to four hours and let the Modern Setup Host run before trying to remove it. Though if it is not fixing your issue, it is a suggestion to follow the below steps.

Step 1

Firstly, press the keys of Windows + I together to open Settings on the computer.

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Step 2

Now do the selection of the System and then click on the Notifications and Actions from the given left pane.

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Step 3

Then turn off the option of getting Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions as you use Window by unchecking the given box or by clicking on the toggle.

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Step 4

After that, press the keys of Windows + I again and do the selection of the Personalize button.

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Step 5

Go to the option of Start from the left side and turn the button off of the Show Suggestions Occasionally in Start.

Step 6

Now, click on the keys of Windows + I and do the selection of the Windows & Security option.

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Step 7

Then do the selection of the Windows Security from the given pane of the left side and then click on the App and Browser Control.

Step 8

After that, check Off for all the options of three for turning off the Windows Smartscreen.

Step 9

Now press the keys of Windows + I and then click on the Privacy button.

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 Step 10

Do the selection of the Background Apps from the leftward side of the pane and then turn off the toggle for all of the unnecessary apps.

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Step 11

Then press the Windows + R key for opening the Run prompt.

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Step 12

Type the given command and then click on the Enter key.

control.exe srchadmin.dll

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Step 13

Now click on the option of Modify and then uncheck all of the options.

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Step 14

Click on the button of OK for saving the options.

Step 15

Check there to view if the issue is still there. 

Running there the Windows Update Troubleshooter

One of the perfect ways for resolving such issues in Modern Setup Host is through running the Windows Update Trouble-shooter. If you are in use of Windows 10, then such a feature is in-built there.

Here we have the steps for running the troubleshooter on Windows 10:-

Step 1

Firstly, press the keys of Windows + S on the keyboard and then type there troubleshoot.

Step 2

Now do the selection of the Troubleshoot from the given results.

Step 3

Visit the right pane and then do the selection of the Windows Update.

Step 4

Then click on the Run the Troubleshooter button.

Step 5

Wait for the Troubleshooter to get the identification and address the issues there.

Step 6

Then follow the given instructions of onscreen for resolving the issues.

 

If you are using the Windows 7 or Windows 8, then follow the given instructions:-

Step 1

Firstly, go to the website of Microsoft and download there the trouble-shooter.

Step 2

As when it is downloaded, double-click on the executable file for running it.

Step 3

Now choose the Windows Update and then click on the Next button.

Step 4

Now the detection will be started by the Windows Update Troubleshoot and will fix all of the issues.

Perform a Clean Boot

For solving the issues, a proper clean boot can help you with it. By performing this, you can launch the system by only the necessary drivers and the start-up programs. Follow the given steps to perform the clean boot:-

Step 1

On the keyboard, press the keys of Windows + R. It will open the dialog box of Run.

Step 2

Now type there msconfig and then click on the OK button.

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Step 3

As the System configuration window is up visit the tab of General.

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Step 4

Now deselect the items of Load Startup.

Step 5

Then click on the tab of Services and then tick the Hide all Microsoft services option which is located at the downward side of the given window.

Step 6

Then click on the button of Disable All.

Step 7

Visit the  Startup tab and then click on the Open Task Manager.

Step 8

As the Task Manager is opened there, do the identification of all of the items of startups with the status of enabled one. Right-click each one of them and then do the selection of the Disable from the given options.

Step 8

Now close the Task Manager and then go back to the window of System Configuration.

Step 9

As now on the window of System Configuration, click on the OK button.

Step 10

Now restart the PC.

Removing items from the folder of Software Distribution

On Windows 10, there is the folder of Software Distribution that stores all the necessary files for the Windows Update. Though the files that are not necessary for such a folder can cause the failure of the updates. For fixation of such an issue, follow the given steps:-

Step 1

Firstly, press the keys of Windows + R for opening the dialog box of Run.

Step 2

Now paste there the given path:-

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Step 3

Then click on the OK button to proceed further.

Step 4

Do the selection of the properties from the given options.

Step 5

Visit the tab of General and check there that the option of Startup is disabled or not.

Step 6

Now click on the button of Stop.

Step 7

Click the tab of Recovery and set the option of First Failure for taking of no action.

Step 8

Then save the changes and click on the OK button.

Final Words

Here we had the various solutions by which you can fix the issues of modern host Disk usage. Go through with a read on this topic and tell us about it.

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