What Is Sedlauncher.Exe and How to Fix High Disk Usage

Microsoft recently released an update for Windows 10 that has been causing issues worldwide. Many users have reported problems with their computers after the update, including the appearance of sedlauncher.exe or SedSvc.exe running in the Task Manager. In this article, we will explore what these files are and why sedlauncher.exe may be using high disk usage.

What are These Executable Files

These files are part of the KB4023057 update that Microsoft released for Windows 10 a few weeks ago. Their purpose is to help Microsoft deliver feature updates correctly and efficiently to Windows 10 users. They are responsible for downloading and installing updates on your computer.

Can/Should You Stop It

While these services are not malicious and are developed by Microsoft, some users have reported high disk usage in the Task Manager. This can cause lag and slow down your computer. If you are experiencing this issue, you can stop the sedlauncher service. However, keep in mind that by doing so, you will prevent Windows 10 from receiving important security updates and patches. It is recommended to restart the service once you have identified the cause of the high disk usage.

Fix Sedlauncher Causing High Disk Usage

There are a few ways to fix this issue:

1. Stop Service

Open the Task Manager, locate the sedlauncher or sedsvc service causing the high disk usage error, and stop the service from running. Note that the service will start again when you reboot your computer. It is generally advised to receive Windows updates as they provide security patches and new features.

2. Disable Service

Disabling the service is a temporary solution that can help resolve the sedlauncher high disk usage problem. However, you will need to manually re-enable it to ensure future updates are installed. To disable the service, open the Run prompt (Windows key+R), type “services.msc,” and press Enter. Search for “Windows Remediation Service” under the Name tab, right-click on the service, select “Stop” to stop it immediately, and then select “Disabled” under “Startup Type in Properties” to prevent it from running automatically in the future.

3. Deleting the Scheduled Task

Even if you stop or disable the sedlauncher.exe or SedSvc service, Windows OS may rerun it using the Task Scheduler. To prevent this, open the Task Scheduler from the Start menu, go to Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > rempl, select the Shell entry, and delete it. This will delete the scheduled task and prevent sedlauncher from launching and running, thereby solving the high disk usage issue.

4. Uninstall Service

Uninstalling the service is not recommended unless you are an advanced user and fully understand the implications. It involves knowing how to reinstall the service, manage or install updates without it, and troubleshoot any potential issues. If you choose to uninstall the service, open Settings (Windows key+I), go to Apps > Apps & features, search for “Windows Setup Remediation,” and click on it to reveal the Uninstall button. Again, only proceed with this method if you are confident in your abilities.

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, sedlauncher and SedSvc are safe files developed by Microsoft. They are not harmful and do not pose a security risk. If you are experiencing high disk usage due to these files, it is recommended to stop the service temporarily and allow it to start on its own. In most cases, the issue will resolve itself. If not, you can disable the service, but uninstallation is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.