How to Disable Runtime Broker to Fix High CPU usage on Windows 10

Ever happened that most of your programs are not responding and if you check in Windows Task Manager it shows that Runtime Broker is eating all of your CPU and disk usages. Many Windows 10 users have reported that Runtime broker is using 100% of their CPU usage and they are facing problem to run other programs.


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Before showing solutions to this issue let me explain that why this is happening and what is Runtime Broker service in Windows.

What is Runtime Broker?

Runtime Broker is official Microsoft process for determining permissions used by other apps and allow them access to different permissions like mic permission, camera permission only when we grant that permissions to the program. Runtime Broker was introduced in Windows 8 and it is continued in Windows 10.

 

In normal times, Runtime Broker does not use much of memory, typically it uses 20-30MB on average. But, when you launch a universal app (an app that uses different permission) runtime broker starts using more memory. If you are running more universal apps then this data will increase accordingly. So, memory usage of Runtime Broker is mainly depended upon how many universal apps your PC is running.

We have tested these methods to solve your runtime broker high CPU usage issue.


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Method 1 – Turn off privacy items

Disabling this option result in an immediate drop in CPU usage of Runtime broker. This is because this option tracks your all activity while you use your computer so it ends up using high CPU.

STEP 1 – Open Settings by pressing Windows and I at the same time.

STEP 2 – Click on System .

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STEP 3 – Select Notifications and actions. Scroll down and uncheck Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows option.

 

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Step 4 – Now, Go to Privacy -> General in Settings panel.

Turn off all what you see in the right side.

 

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Step 5 -Similarly click on speech and turn off all items on right side.

One by one keep clicking on every item in left menu and then turn off everything on right side.

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Method 2 – Using registry editor disable runtime broker

1 – Press Windows and R together to open run.


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2 -Type regedit in it and click OK.

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3 -Go to following path in registry editor

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TokenBroker

4 -Now, in the right side, double click on start and change the value data to 4.

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2 thoughts on “How to Disable Runtime Broker to Fix High CPU usage on Windows 10”

  1. Settings/Privacy/General (change privacy options/ turn All OFF
    Settings/Privacy/Windows Permissions/ turn All OFF
    Settings/Privacy/App Permissions/ turn All OFF
    Restart your PC

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