It appears that a recent patch/hotfix/improvement proves to be anything but.
My laptop has been grinding to a halt when I first start it up, with the process SVCHOST taking all resources. I've spent the last week trying to figure it out - dodgy drivers? nope.
I've applied the patch - seems to have done the trick.
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Comment by Mattnzl, on 12-May-2007 19:38
Yep, got a few machines with this problem too - thanks for the link!
Comment by freitasm, on 13-May-2007 09:21
Note that this also applies to Windows Server 2003...
Comment by Nathan Mercer, on 13-May-2007 15:49
This patch will be going out onto Windows Update "real soon now" as well
Comment by Nathan Mercer, on 13-May-2007 16:30
You may also need this update WU client http://download.windowsupdate.com/v7/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe as per http://blogs.technet.com/wsus/archive/2007/04/28/update-on.aspx
Comment by sbiddle, on 13-May-2007 17:14