Sedlauncher.exe high Disk Usage Issue in Windows 10 Fix

As we all know it is a good practice to keep our PC updated. Sometimes, when you update your system, you can see that some kind of application file(.exe) is downloaded into the system. One such file is Sedlauncher.exe. This file gets downloaded when you update your system with Windows 10 patch KB4023057.

What is Sedlauncher.exe?

As per Microsoft, the purpose of the KB4023057 is to enhance the reliability and User experience in Windows 10 Update Service Components by speeding up the update process. This is where Sedlauncher.exe plays its role.Sedlauncher.exe  is basically an application file located in the ‘C:\Program Files\rempl‘ location. The primary purpose of this file is to enhance the speed and safety of the Windows 10 update process. Although this is designed to speed the process, at times, it causes a High disk usage issue in the system and this, in turn, reduces the speed of the system.

How to Fix sedlauncher.exe Full Disk Usage Issue

If you are experiencing a Sedlauncher.exe Full Disk Usage issue on your system, then don’t worry. In this article, we will be discussing different ways to fix this issue.

Fix 1: End the Sedlauncher Task from the Task Manager

Step 1: Right-click anywhere in the blank area on the taskbar. From the context menu that pops up, click on Task Manager



Task Manager



Step 2: In the window that opens, Make sure you are in the Processes tab

Step 3: Windows Remediation Service contains the Sedlauncher task.Scroll down to locate Windows Remediation Service (WRS) 

Step 4: Now right-click on it and choose End Task

Step 5: Restart the system and check if the issue has resolved.

Fix 2: Turning off Windows Remediation Service in Services

Step 1: Open Run Dialog (Windows+r)

Step 2: Type services.msc and hit OK





Step 3: In the Services window, scroll down to find Windows Remediation Service

Step 4: Right-click on it and choose Properties


Service properties



Step 5: In the Properties window, From the Startup type drop-down choose Disabled

Step 6: Under the Service status section, click on the Stop button

Step 7: Finally, click on Apply followed by OK



Disable and stop the service


Step 8: Restart the system

Check if the Sedlauncher.exe is running in the background. If it is, try the next fix.

Fix 3: Block Sedlauncher.exe with Windows Firewall

Step 1: Open the Run window using Windows + R

Step 2: Type control firewall.cpl, and hit the Enter key



control firewall



Step 3: From the left-hand side menu, click the Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall option



Allow An App Through

Step 4: In the Allowed apps window, click on the Change Settings button. You must be logged in as an Administrator to do this change

Step 5: Click on Allow another app button at the bottom-right corner as shown below



Allow Another Pp



Step 6: Add an app window opens, click on the Browse button





Step 7: In the address bar, copy-paste the location C:\Program Files\rempl  and hit Enter

Step 8: Click on sedlauncher.exe

Step 9: Click on the Open button



Browse window


Step 10: Untick the sedlauncher and click on the OK button as shown below.



Untick and click on OK



With this, the Sedlauncher.exe will be blocked and will not run henceforth.

Fix 4: Uninstall the Update

With this method, all the updates that are part of this patch will be missed.

Step 1: Hold the keys Windows+R and open the Run Dialog

Step 2: Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter



appwiz cpl



Step 3: In the window, click on “Update for Windows 10…” or Windows Setup Remediation and choose Uninstall.



2021 04 06 23h24 29


This will uninstall the update and hence sedlauncher would not run.

Fix 5: Deleting the Task Schedule

Step 1: Press Windows+r keys together to open the run command box and type taskschd.msc to open Task Scheduler


4.taskschd.msc In Run


Step 2: In the task scheduler window that opens, double-click on the Task Scheduler Library located at the left-hand side of the window


Task scheduler library




Step 3: Navigate to Microsoft –> Windows –> rempl folder as shown below


rempl folder



Step 4: Now on the right side , right-click on the task named shell and delete the scheduled task as shown below



delete the task



With this, the sedlauncher won’t be able to run as the scheduled task is canceled.

Fix 6: Uninstall Windows Setup Remediations Program

Step 1:Hold Windows+I to open the Settings window

Step 2: Click on Apps Tile




Apps tile



Step 3: In the Apps & features window, scroll down to the Search bar and type Update for Windows 10, and hit Enter

Step 4: Now, click on the Uninstall button under Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems(KB4023057) as shown below






Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 for Windows Setup Remediation Program as well.

Fix 7: Rename or Remove REMPL Folder

Step 1: Hold the keys Windows+E and open the Windows Explorer window

Step 2: In the address bar, type C:\Program Files and press Enter key

Step 3: Scroll down and locate the rempl folder

Step 4: Right-click on the folder and choose to rename or delete the folder



rename or delete rempl





Check if this works.

If none of the above methods work, try restoring the system to the previous restore point.

That’s All

We hope this article has been informative. Thank you, for Reading.

Kindly comment and let us know which fix did the trick in your case. Also, let us know if you run into any issues. We will be glad to assist.