When checking the Task Manager, you may notice that some strange processes are running on the system, such as usocoreworker.exe, usoclient.exe, or USO Core Worker Process. This post from MiniTool introduces what it is and how to fix the issue with it.

What Is USO Core Worker Process

What is the USO Core Worker Process? It is a new Windows Update Agent. USO stands for Update Session Orchestrator, which is a new tool for coordinating and managing update sessions. From Windows 10 1903, Windows Update uses usoclient.exe, usocoreworker.exe, usoapi.dll, usocoreps.dll, and usosvc.dll to scan for updates, install and continue to update.

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In a word, the USO Core Worker Process is a system process related to the management and installation of Windows updates and the new features of this operating system.

If it has some issues or you don’t want it, it is not recommended to delete the usocoreworker.exe file since you may trigger unexpected and undesirable behaviors. The following are the ways for you.

How to Fix the USO Core Worker Process Issue

Way 1: Run Windows Update Troubleshoot

You can run Windows Update Troubleshoot to fix the usocoreworker issue. You should notice that this solution will not disable the usocoreworker.exe process. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Press the Windows key and key together to open the Settings application.

Step 2: Then go to the Troubleshoot tab and choose Windows Update.

choose Windows Update

Step 3: Click Run the troubleshooter to continue. Then the Windows Update Troubleshooter will start detecting problems. Then, you just need to click Apply this fix.

Then Windows Update Troubleshooter will continue detecting and fixing the problem. When the whole process is finished, you are required to reboot your computer to take effect and run the Windows update to see whether the USO Core Worker Process issue is solved.

Way 2: Use Registry Editor

You can also use Registry Editor to disable USO Core Worker Process. The following are the detailed instructions.

Step 1: Press the Windows + R keys at the same time to open the Run dialogue box. Then, type regedit in it to open the Registry Editor.

Step 2: Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > WindowsUpdate > Autopilot

Step 3: Then, right-click the free space to select New and click DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4: Rename the value to NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers. Double-click the value and set the value to 1.

Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer. Then, you have disabled USO Core Worker Process successfully.

How to Disable USO Core Worker Process

If the USOCoreWorker.exe process causes high CPU usage or overheating problems, you can disable it. You can do that by using the Services application. Here are the details:

Step 1: Type Services in the Search box and choose the best-matched result to open it.

Step 2: Scroll down and find the Update Orchestrator Service. Then, right-click it to select Stop.

Update Orchestrator Service

Step 3: Then double-click the Update Orchestrator Service and select Properties. After that, set the Startup type to Disabled.

Final Words

To sum up, this post has shown what the USO Core Worker Process is and how to fix the issue in it. This post also has shown how to disable USO Core Worker Process. If you have any problem with USO Core Worker Process, you can leave a message in the comment zone.

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