Windows Push Notification User Service_8a623 using 16.8% CPU

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  1. cn555ic

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    Windows update 1809 has some really annoying features. After updating to 1809 when I played Assassin Creed Origins the game would freeze constantly and I narrowed it down to CPU being maxed out at 100%. I looked at my task bar and saw
    a process named Windows Push Notification User Service_8a623 that was using almost 17% of CPU usage. There are two of them that need to be stopped named Window Push notification service and the one above. I can disable the push notification service and it remains disabled after reboot of computer but the other one ending in “8a623” the most you can do is stop the service and after reboot the service is running again:(. I know there are many who are familiar with powershell like “thatoldguy”.
    This process is totally BS and no reason to be using so much CPU usage and if you play games which are high demanding CPU games you will run into issues with stutter and freezes. Can someone help me with a powershell command to automatically stop the service named “Windows Push Notification user service_8a623” when you boot computer. I am willing to pay for your time to team viewer into my laptop to set it up and include the power shell command on startup so it’s done automatically. Although it’s not hard to navigate to task menu and then shut off the service manually, it would be awesome for it to already be stopped automated with a power shell command
     
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    Can you post screenshots of the processes / tasks you’re talking about?

    How did you disable the first one?


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    By the way, before disabling this service I’d highly suggest troubleshooting exactly what is triggering wpns to use so much CPU cycles. On my system those are sitting at 0% CPU and less than 11MB ram combined.


    Disabling both should be the last resort imho. It’s never good to go disabling windows services as often times it can trigger a downstream issue.
    I’ve seen some of my Windows engineers do this before as a way to half ass a problem instead of properly troubleshooting and all too often it just makes a bad situation worse.

    There’s a number of ways to attack the troubleshooting angle.


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    Before you say that look at those processes throughout a session of gameplay. Those values start off at 0% on mine also and then it will start during gameplay. Keep a tab on it for like 30 minutes and I guarantee it will no longer be at 0%. Every time I know the services start I can see it in gameplay and I immediately goto taskbar services and see it at 16.8%. I have followed what Microsoft stated to uncheck all the notifications but it does absolutely nothing to prevent this service to startup. My gaming on AC Origins starts off buttery smooth and about half hour into it the game is unplayable and I immediately goto taskbar services and windows push notification is up and running!


    I know many are quite familiar with power shell. Can anyone help me with this. I have no issues compensating your time.

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    The first one windows allow you to go into properties of the service and you can choose disable and then stop the service l, but the other one in question as soon choose disable and hit apply it says that it is not allow. You can only stop that service once the other one is disable. If you don’t disable the first one, windows won’t even allow you to stop the other one “-8axxx” as it will error out. Trust me I don’t just turn things off without doing some testing to see if it effect my computer. Windows has so many BS **** that comes along with it that many would not notice.

    Holy crap. Today the push notification has changed it extension name.

    It end in _87099. WTF. The service name is constantly changing daily ? Have you guys ever seen this before. It looks as though Microsoft doesn’t want this to be off for some reason
     
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    Hey bro. I disable all sorts of Windows 10 crap services. Anything related to UWP feces and Micro$lop store is filth and if disabling the service breaks something else related to the same I consider it a blessing because I want all that stupid crap to be broken. We didn't need it before Windoze OS X and we sure as hell don't need it now.

    The service name can vary from one system to the next, or change names as you discovered. In my case it was a different name. I have it disabled.

    Run regedit using NSudo with all privileges and Trusted Installer, then change the Start DWORD to 4 (4=disabled) for both of the Windows Push Notification services (notice the key right above it in the left navigation pane), then reboot.
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    After rebooting check your services to see if that trash is running.
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    For anyone that actually cares about UWP filth, disabling those services did not break the Store cancer. I was able to update two worthless apps after rebooting with those disabled.
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    Okay I’ll try that
     
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    What do you mean. It doesn’t work?
     
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    Will see if Windoze plays Nazi and re-enables the Push Notification crap tomorrow. I have it disabled on two systems with 1809, along with a butt-load of other worthless cruft.
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    Booted up the laptop this morning and the services are still disabled! Thanks Mr Fox!


    I also added on the registry to erase the pagefile on computer shutdown just Incase there was a memory leak
     
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    Mine as well.
     
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