Wuauclt.exe is the AutoUpdate Client of Windows Update and is used to check for available updates (for the various versions of the MS Windows platform) from Microsoft Update. The wuauclt.exe file is included in the Task Manager’s list of active processes when it is waiting for a response or an action to be performed by the user.
Aside from updating a user’s MS Windows-based system, the wuauclt.exe file also looks for MS Windows-based software and hardware updates. These updates can help a user avoid stability issues and even security risks or system vulnerabilities.
The Automatic update feature embedded on MS Windows can be manually turned on or off and can also be scheduled by the user. The user can proceed to Control Panel and open Automatic Updates in order to access the set of update options provided by this MS Windows utility.
If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove wuauclt.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. wuauclt.exe is a system process. wuauclt.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. System processes are processes that are run and managed by the operating system and are important to run the operating system. System processes manage different functionality of the operating system including memory management, hard disk management, network management, display, and so on. So, it is recommended that you do not remove wuauclt.exe.
There are many reasons why you are seeing wuauclt.exe error in your Windows system including:
Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to wuauclt.exe error.
The solution to fixing wuauclt.exe error include any one of the following
It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.
Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.
Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources wuauclt.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.