Windows updates are essential to improve overall PC performance, security patches, update features and also provide fixes for many bugs. Although the updates are downloaded directly to your PC, installation is done using some components integrated with the operating system. One of the components includes the modern installation host which should run in the background every time the update is installed.
However, some users have encountered this problem where they see "Modern installation host causing high CPU usage"Windows 10 error or other error message"The modern configuration host has stopped working". Fortunately, there are a couple of ways around this problem. Let's see how.
Method 1: via the settings app
Step 1: Go to Begin, click on it and select Settings from the menu.
Step 2: In Settings window, click System.
Step 3: In System settings, on the left side of the panel, click Notifications and actions.
Step 4: Now go to the right side of the panel and below Notifications, uncheck the box next to Get tips, tricks and tips while using Windows.
Step 5: Back to Settings start and click Customization.
Step 6: Then, on the left side of the screen, select Begin.
Step 7: Then go to the right side of the screen and go to Show tips from time to time on Start option. Switch it off.
Step 8: Now go back to Settings back home and select Privacy.
Step 9: In the next window, on the left side of the panel, scroll down and click App in background.
Step 10: Then go to the right side of the panel and below Select which apps can run in the background, disable any apps you don't want to keep running in the background.
Now you can restart your PC and you shouldn't see the "Modern installation host causing high CPU usage“Back on your Windows 10 PC.
But, if you keep getting the error then follow the second method.
Method 2: using indexing options
Step 1: Right click on Begin and select Run from the menu.
Step 2: In Run command box type control.exe srchadmin.dll and hit Pay in.
Step 3: Open the Indexing options window. Click on Modify.
Step 4: Then in the Indexed locations dialog box under the Edit the selected locations, uncheck all options to disable files.
to press all right to save changes and exit.
*Note - Make a note of what you have deselected so that you can reactivate them later if necessary.
That's all. You can restart your PC and you should no longer encounter the error.