Fix: High CPU Usage Caused by Windows Shell Experience Host

Many Windows 10 users are having some high CPU usage problems with Shellexperiencehost.exe (Windows Shell Experience Host). This article will discuss with you how to fix that.

Let me explain first What is the “Windows Shell Experience Host” process?

Windows Shell Experience Host is an official part of Windows. It’s responsible for presenting universal apps in a windowed interface. It also handles several graphical elements of the interface, like Start menu and taskbar transparency and the new visuals for your notification area calendar, flyouts–clock…
To check out whether this is the case on your system running Windows 10, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. Click the “more details” link at the bottom left of it and find the Windows Shell Experience Host process in the listing. The process name is Shellexperiencehost.exe (Windows Shell Experience Host), you will look for its CPU and memory use.

High CPU Usage Caused by Windows Shell Experience Host

What to do if Windows Shell Experience Host Causes High CPU/Memory Usage

Fix: High CPU Usage Caused by Shellexperiencehost.exe Windows Shell Experience Host in Windows 10

Method 1. Update Your Windows PC

First, you make sure that Windows 10 is updated. Then you should also make sure that all your universal apps are up to date. To do that, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
Step 2. In the Settings windows, you select Update & Security.
Step 3. Then click the “Check for updates” button. I recommended you install any available updates and restart your system if required.

After updating, check if the problems with the “Windows Shell Experience Host” process have resolved.

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Method 2. Change your desktop to static background

The best method is to set your desktop to a static picture. To do that, follow these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
Step 2. Then select Personalization and click Background from the menu on the left.
Step 3. Locate the Background section and select Picture from the drop down menu.
Step 4. Save your settings and problems with Windows Shell Experience Host should be resolved.

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if your problem still persists, you might want to try the method 2.

Method 3. Turn off Automatic Color Changing

In order to fix this problem, you can try with disabling automatic color changing. To do that, follow these instructions:

Step 1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
Step 2. Select Personalization and go to Colors section.
Step 3. Locate the Automatically pick an accent color from my background option then turn it off.

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That’s it, hope this tutorial helped you to reduce a CPU usage on your Windows 10 computer to normal. If you see this tutorial is useful for you, please like and share it. If you want to copy this post on your blog, please write source and link to Windows Free Apps. Thank you.