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Oct 20, 2019 OneDrive high CPU usage problem. Open Task Manager, right-click the Microsoft OneDrive process and select End Task and the restart one drive to see if it works.; If step one has not resolved the issue, open Task manager again and end the OneDrive process and exit OneDrive, afterwards navigate to the following location in File Explorer. Nov 06, 2018 High CPU usage High CPU usage by OneDrive means that it’s consuming more CPU power than it should. You can see its CPU usage by sorting processes in the Task Manager by CPU usage. If however, OneDrive is simply consuming more CPU than the other apps you’re running and the amount is still under 10%, it’s not a bug. According to people who have been using OneDrive on Windows 10 and been encountering the High CPU usage by Microsoft OneDrive Setup process, the culprit seems to be related to the user account name. If your account name contains non-English letters, the Microsoft OneDrive Setup process may hang during the upgrade process of OneDrive app. I'm already aware of the problems with updating onedrive with non-English user names, I have a slightly different problem. My user name is completely in English, and onedrive updates normally (recently updated to version 17.3.7076.1026), but when the update happens it takes 100% CPU usage while doing it (Onedrivesetup.exe process).

High Memory Usage refers to a state that Windows computers' RAM, ROM, or Cache usage grows to an extremely high level. With a high memory usage issue, your computer will become extremely slow and stuck.

Relax if you are experiencing 'high memory usage' or 'High RAM memory usage' issues in Windows 10. Check and follow the provided methods to fix this issue immediately:

Workable SolutionsStep-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Restart PCClick the Windows icon and click the Power icon, select 'Restart'...Full steps
Fix 2. Fix Disk File System Error and Defragment Hard DriveRun EaseUS Partition Master > Right-click on hard drive and select 'Check File System' ...Full steps
Fix 3. Close Unnecessary Programs/ApplicationsOpen Task Manager by right-clicking on Windows icon and select 'Task Manager'...Full steps
Fix 4. Disable Startup ProgramsPress Ctrl + Alt + Del keys, select 'Task Manager' > Click on Startup...Full steps
Fix 5. Increase Virtual MemoryRight-click on This PC, select 'Properties' > Click 'Advanced system settings'....Full steps
Fix 6. Increase Physical MemoryCheck the physical memory size: Right-click on This PC and select 'Properties'...Full steps
Fix 7. Clean Up VirusDownload and install anti-virus software on your computer > Run to scan computer drive...Full steps
Fix 8. Disable NDU in RegistryType regedit in Windows Search and click Registry Editor to open it...Full steps

How Do I Reduce High Memory Usage in Windows 10

'I was about to download a new Windows 10 update, but it said the memory is nearly full and it stuck. I tried to close some apps or software, but it still keeps telling me with high memory usage error. How do I reduce the high memory usage issue in Windows 10?'


'I installed Windows 10 but get a high RAM usage warning that the memory got 90% usage without opening nay installation apps or files.'


Windows computer slow-running or suddenly stuck is a typical symptom of Windows high memory usage error. For example, when you are running an application or transferring files on Windows 10, the computer doesn't respond or takes a very long time to respond. It's highly possible that the high memory usage issue is slowing down your PC.

However, Windows high CPU usage, high disk usage issues also cause the same problems on computers. And the fixes toward each issue are different.

If you've confirmed that your computer is stuck with highly memory issue, jump to Part 2 and follow practical fixes to get rid of this issue immediately.

If you don't know the exact problem that is making your Windows 10 computer slow or stuck, follow Part 1 to define the issue first. Then pick up the right solution to fix the problem.

Part 1. Check and Define Windows 10 High Memory Usage Issue

Although Windows high CPU, high disk usage, and high memory usage issues share the same symptoms - computer slows down, gets stuck, or applications won't respond. But it's still easy to define whether your computer is with high CPU usage, high disk usage, or high memory usage issue.

Windows 10 high memory usage is related to RAM and virtual memory. When a computer has a high memory usage problem, it will freeze while running a program.

You may even get an error pop up, warning that 'Your computer is low on memory'.

Try the following steps to define if your computer is with high memory usage, high CPU, or high disk usage error:

Step 1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and select 'Task Manager'.

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Step 2. At the Process tab, check the usage state of CPU, Memory, and Disk.

Note that if the CPU reaches up to 99% or even 100% usage as shown below, your computer is with high CPU usage issue.

You can get rid of this error by referring to fix 99% or 100% high CPU usage issue.

If the Disk column shows a high percentage or even displays 100%, your computer is with a high disk usage issue. You can refer to this link to fix 100% disk usage issue on your own.

If memory reaches up to a high state, it is with high memory usage issue. Pick up any method in Part 2 to remove this error from your PC immediately.

Part 2. 8 Fixes for High Memory Usage Issue in Windows 10

Applies to: Fix high RAM usage and high virtual memory usage issue in Windows 10/8/7, etc.

Here is a list of all practical fixes tested and recommended by EaseUS computer experts for you to try and fix Windows 10 high memory usage issues:

If you are having a similar problem on a lower version of Windows OS, like Windows XP, you can also give these fixes a try.

Method 1. Restart PC

When your computer has stopped responding for a very long time, or it doesn't respond anymore, getting stuck, you'll need a quick fix.

It is to restart your PC:

Step 1. Click the Windows icon and click the Power icon, select 'Restart'.

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Step 2. Wait for the computer to restart.

If the mouse is not detected, press the computer power button to directly shut it down. When the computer shuts down, press the Power button to restart it again.

Method 2. Fix Disk File System Error and Defragment Hard Drive

File system error is a major reason that may cause false information to the computer such as high memory usage or high CPU usage. Professional partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master will do to help. It's easy for all levels of Windows users.

Check and Fix System Error

Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose 'Check File System'.

Step 2: In the Check File System window, keep the 'Try to fix errors if found' option selected and click 'Start'.

Step 3: The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it has completed, click 'Finish'.

It will also help to save quite a lot of memory space by defragmenting hard drives. You can also refer to a manual way to defrag and optimize disk.

Defragment hard drives

  • Press 'Windows + R' and type: dfrgui, click 'Defragment and Optimize Drives' to open this app.
  • Click on the hard drives (C: drive for example) you want to defragment and click 'Optimize'.

Wait for the process to finish the defragment process. Do remember to restart the computer when the process completes.

Method 3. Close Unnecessary Running Programs/Applications

When your computer is with high memory usage, you can try to close some unnecessary running programs and applications to fix this issue.

Step 1. Open Task Manager by right-clicking on Windows icon and select 'Task Manager'.

Step 2. Go to the process tab, find the running programs that are taking high memory but you don't need it at all.

Step 3. Click the unnecessary programs and select 'End Task'.

Method 4. Disable Programs Running from Startup

To disable programs running at Startup will effectively decrease the system load and saving quite a lot CPU memory space.

Step 1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys, select 'Task Manager'.

Step 2. Click on Startup in the Task manager window > Right-click the applications that you don't want to run at Startup and select 'Disable'.

Method 5. Increase Virtual Memory

Virtual memory makes use of part of disk space to serve as memory so as to release computer memory stress. Therefore, when your computer is with high memory usage issue, you can try the following steps to increase virtual memory:

Step 1. Right-click on This PC, select 'Properties'.

Step 2. Click 'Advanced system settings' in the pop-up window.

Step 3. Go to the Advanced tab, click 'Settings...' under the Performance section.

Step 4. Navigate to Advanced tab, click 'Change' under the Virtual memory section.

Step 5. Uncheck 'Automatically manage paging file size for all drives'.

Step 6. Select C drive, check 'No page file', and click 'Set'.

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Step 7. Click 'Yes' to continue.

Step 8. Select a non-system partition, check 'Custom size', and set the same value in Initial Size and Maximum Size.

This will reduce the consumption of system resources and improve operating efficiency.

Note that the value size is recommended to be as twice big as the physical memory on your computer.

Step 9. Click 'Set' and 'OK' to save the changes.

Fix 6. Increase Physical Memory

Logically, when your computer is with high memory usage issue, you can add a new memory card to your computer so to extend the physical memory.

To so so, you need to first check out the memory type by referring to the parameters of memory on your computer.

Here is how to increase a physical memory on your PC:

Step 1. Check the physical memory size: Right-click on This PC and select 'Properties'.

Step 2. Open Task Manager and go to the Performance tab, click 'Memory'.

Step 3. Check out the speed, size of the memory to decide which type you'll need.

Step 4. Then purchase a new memory card, add it to your PC.

After adding the new memory to your computer, restart PC and it will automatically detect the new memory.

Method 7. Clean Up Virus

Sometimes, virus infection or malware may also take up high usage of memory on your PC. The best way out is to run antivirus software on you PC to clean up all existing virus, malware immediately:

Step 1. Download and install anti-virus software on your computer.

Step 2. Run the anti-virus software and choose to scan your whole computer drive.

Step 3. Select to clean up all found virus or virus-infected files or devices.

Method 8. Disable NDU in Registry

Note: EaseUS technical support experts suggest you not try this method as it may affect the usage of internet connection.

Some bloggers suggest that using Registry to disable NDU sometimes may work to resolve Windows 10 high memory usage issue.

If you would like to try, here are the steps:

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Step 1. Type regedit in Windows Search and click Registry Editor to open it.

Step 2. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Services/Ndu.

Step 3. Right-click on the Start DWORD and select 'Modify'.

Step 4. Change its value to 4, click 'OK' to save the changes.

After this, restart your PC and the high memory usage issue should be resolved.

If your computer internet connection gets disabled, we suggest you repeat the steps and change the Start word value back to the previous number - 2.

Bonus Tips: Avoid High Memory Usage Issue on Windows 10

As a matter of fact, most Windows users the cause of Windows high memory usage, high disk usage, or high CPU usage on Windows 10/8/7, etc.

And how to avoid the high memory usage issue is also an unanswered question. Here in this part, we'll conclude the causes of high memory issue and offer tips to guide you avoiding this error on Windows 10:

Why Is My Memory Usage So High in Windows 10 - Causes

When you get Windows 10 full memory usage error or receive high disk usage warning, the RAM or memory in Windows 10 is not really full. Here, let's see the causes of high RAM memory usage issue:

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  • Memory leak.
  • Registry hack.
  • Low space due to high usage by multiple apps or big installation patches.
  • Memory got taken up by a large number of useless junk files.

How to Avoid High Memory Usage in Windows 10 - Tips

Here, we also collect tips for you to avoid high memory usage issue in Windows 10/8/7 and we suggest you follow, setting your computer with the best performance:

  1. #1. Add a big enough memory card to PC
  2. #2. Run virus cleaner regularly
  3. #4. Disable unnecessary programs from Startup
  4. #5. Release virtual memory from hard drive
  5. #6. Fix file system error and defrag hard drive regularly


On this page, we offer the complete process to help you reduce memory usage on Windows 10 by offering tips to define high memory issue, providing 8 practical fixes to resolve high memory usage, and also list tips to help you avoid this issue.

Besides managing RAM and virtual memory properly, in order to make your computer to perform smoothly, we also suggest you to apply disk management software - EaseUS Partition Master to manage partitions, make full use of disk space and optimize disk performance to the best state.


Microsoft OneDrive is a robust but simple-to-use cloud storage platform for small businesses, enterprises, and everything in between. Unlike other cloud storage providers, most of the advanced enterprise-focused features in OneDrive are available for every subscription type, enabling organizations to use OneDrive in whatever way benefits them the most. This guide focuses on the deployment and configuration options that make the most sense for small businesses looking to use OneDrive. From there, these organizations can select whatever additional management capabilities they require. For the full deployment guide, which contains other methods of deploying, configuring, and managing OneDrive, see OneDrive guide for enterprises.

Getting started with OneDrive

OneDrive is effective in even the largest enterprises, but it still has a small, easy-to-implement footprint that small businesses can take advantage of. After all, small businesses are often at highest risk for losing files on failed devices because few are concerned with centralized storage and backups. By using OneDrive, however, your small business can keep files safe, and your users can easily access them from all their devices.

To get started with OneDrive, follow these steps:

  1. Review basic OneDrive information. Start by reviewing the introductory OneDrive information available at the OneDrive help center. You'll get answers to many of your questions, including the OneDrive experience and how it works.

  2. Set up a Microsoft Office 365 subscription. You must set up a subscription to use OneDrive, but you aren't required to purchase all the applications in the Microsoft 365 suite. To get started, follow the steps in Set up Microsoft 365 Apps for business.

  3. Add OneDrive licenses. Review your plan options in Compare OneDrive plans, and then add the licenses you need.

When you've completed these tasks, you're ready to plan for, deploy, and configure the OneDrive sync app and applications. To do that, complete these three simple steps:

  1. Plan for adoption. For small businesses, planning for user adoption can be as simple as individually showing your users how to use OneDrive. Often, small business customers don't consider this step for new applications, and that can negatively affect the application's success. The section Adopt OneDrive provides helpful resources for OneDrive adoption.

  2. Install and configure. Sync app are available for the Windows and macOS operating systems that provide a seamless experience for users interacting with their files. Most small businesses start by installing the sync app on their users' devices, and then consider the OneDrive mobile apps later. In fact, you may already have the OneDrive client on your devices. Devices running the Windows 10 operating system and devices running Windows or macOS with Microsoft Office 2016 or later will have the OneDrive sync app already. For information about how to install and configure the OneDrive sync app and mobile apps, see the section Install and configure OneDrive.

  3. Manage OneDrive. For many small businesses, managing OneDrive is optional. You could simply install and configure OneDrive and leave it at that. If you want to use advanced features of OneDrive or add device sharing or access restrictions, however, you can easily manage those and other settings in the OneDrive admin center. For more information about managing OneDrive, see the section Manage OneDrive.

Key OneDrive features for small businesses

Unlike most other cloud storage providers, OneDrive not only provides robust features to small businesses out of the box, but it also makes most of its advanced features available to them. This gives small businesses the flexibility to use advanced features based on the needs of their organization.

The features listed in this section address common customer concerns or specific compliance requirements, or provide unique functionality available only in OneDrive. For a full list of features available across OneDrive plans, see Microsoft OneDrive.


The information in this section is for awareness purposes only and is not required to install and use OneDrive.

OneDrive Files On-Demand

OneDrive Files On-Demand enables users to view, search for, and interact with files stored in OneDrive from within File Explorer, without downloading all the files to their device. The feature provides a seamless look and feel for both OneDrive and local files without taking up space on the local hard drive. As shown in the following screenshot, files that have not been downloaded have a cloud icon for their status. For those files that have been downloaded, the status shows a green checkmark.

By default, files are downloaded only when you need to access them. However, if you plan to access a file while disconnected from the internet, simply make the file available offline by right-clicking it, and then selecting Always keep on this device. Alternatively, if you want to free space on your device and remove the downloaded copy of a file, right-click the file, and then select Free up space. The following screenshot shows the right-click menu for OneDrive files on a device running Windows.

For more information about OneDrive Files On-Demand, see Learn about OneDrive Files On-Demand.

Modern attachments

OneDrive integrates with Microsoft Outlook to enable easy sharing of OneDrive files that appear just like email attachments. This feature provides a familiar sharing experience but centralizes storage of attachments in OneDrive. This allows your users to all collaborate on the same file instead of sending different versions back and forth in email. In addition, you can configure sharing permissions on the files directly from within the Outlook client.

To reduce the potential for confusion when users choose to add a copy versus a link to attached OneDrive files, you can set the default behavior of the Outlook client, as demonstrated in How to control default attachment state when you attach a cloud file in Outlook 2016.

Files Restore

The OneDrive Files Restore feature lets users restore files to any point over the past 30 days. To select the desired recovery time, OneDrive presents you with a histogram that shows file activity so that you can determine which recovered time meets your needs. From there, simply select the file history entry to which you want to restore, and all changes after that point will be rolled back.

In addition, because the histogram shows individual activity on a file, you can use this feature to quickly view your files' modification history. For more information about this feature, see Restore your OneDrive.

Recycle bin


OneDrive has a recycle bin similar to the one available on the Windows desktop. Deleted files are moved to the recycle bin and kept for a designated time before being permanently deleted. For work or school accounts, deleted files are purged after 93 days unless configured otherwise. For a demonstration of how the recycle bin works, see Restore deleted files or folders in OneDrive.

Known Folder Move

Known Folder Move enables users to select Windows known folders, such as their desktop, Documents, or Pictures, to automatically synchronize to OneDrive. You can add this feature during the initial setup of OneDrive or after it has been configured. This capability provides a simple migration option for users looking to add known folders to their existing list of synchronized folders. For more information about Known Folder Move, see Protect your files by saving them to OneDrive.

Adopt OneDrive

User adoption is important to the overall success of any new application. Ideally, to feel that you have maximized your investment in Office 365 and OneDrive, you need to maximize user engagement with them. For small businesses, driving user adoption can be as simple as introducing users to OneDrive when you're installing it or showing them any of the videos available at the Office 365 Training Center.

Personally showing your users how to save and share documents in OneDrive tends to be the most effective option for driving adoption, given that you'll likely be performing manual installations. The primary value proposition for small businesses is file availability and redundancy. A document saved on local storage can be lost with a device; a document saved to OneDrive cannot. Simply having this discussion with your users beforehand, coupled with demonstrating the application's ease of use, can drive positive outcomes for this effort.

For information about a more formal Microsoft 365 user adoption strategy, see the Microsoft 365 End User Adoption Guide. For more information about driving user engagement through a similar, more formal process, see Success Factors for Office 365 End User Engagement. You can also contribute to or comment on adoption-related ideas in the Driving Adoption Tech Community.

Install and set up OneDrive apps

You can upload, download, and interact with your OneDrive files from a web browser, but the ideal OneDrive experience comes from the Windows and Mac sync apps and the iOS and Android mobile apps. With these clients and apps, saving files to OneDrive and interacting with them is much easier than visiting a website each time you need something. Through this experience, you can seamlessly integrate OneDrive into your existing file interaction experiences.

You can install OneDrive on any supported device. For small businesses, manual installations typically make the most sense. For some devices, the installation process may be as simple as installing an app from the app store. For others, you may need to delete older versions of OneDrive first. This section walks you through the installation and configuration of OneDrive on iOS and Android mobile devices, Windows devices, and computers running macOS. You may not need to install OneDrive on all these platforms, depending on the devices used in your organization.

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Most small businesses start by installing the OneDrive sync app on users' Windows and macOS devices, and then consider the OneDrive mobile apps afterwards. You don't need to install and configure OneDrive on all your devices before you start using it.

Install and configure the sync app on a Windows device

If your Windows device has either Office 2016 or Windows 10, it already has the OneDrive sync app.

For devices running older versions of Windows or on which Office 2016 is not installed, you can download the OneDrive sync app for Windows from


If the device has an older version of the sync app, you'll be asked to uninstall it when you install the new one.

Configuring OneDrive for Windows is simple, but if you want to see a demonstration, see Sync files with the OneDrive sync app in Windows

Install and configure OneDrive on a macOS device

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To install the OneDrive sync app on a computer running macOS, just follow the steps in Sync files with the OneDrive sync app on Mac OS X. The setup experience is similar to that for Windows. For more information about OneDrive on macOS, see OneDrive for Mac – FAQ.

Install and configure OneDrive on a mobile device

Installing the OneDrive app on a mobile device is simple: download the app from the app store on any Android, iOS, or Windows mobile device. If you want to simplify the manual installation process even further, go to and enter the mobile phone number of the device on which you want to install OneDrive. Microsoft will send a text message to the mobile device with a link to the app in the device's app store. Once installed, start the configuration process by opening the app and responding to the prompts.

To learn how to perform tasks in OneDrive on an iOS device, see Use OneDrive on iOS.

To learn how to perform tasks in OneDrive on an Android device, see Use OneDrive on Android.

Manage OneDrive

Many small businesses use OneDrive without changing any of the options.

If you want to add some basic device and sharing restrictions to OneDrive, you can use the OneDrive admin center. To access the new OneDrive admin center, go to There, you can restrict the people with whom your users can share files, choose the devices your employees can use to access OneDrive, and more.

Settings in the OneDrive admin center are grouped into six categories:

  • Sharing. On the Sharing page, you can configure the default sharing link users send out to colleagues to share a file. For example, when users share a file, you can specify that the default sharing type is Internal.

    You can also change the external sharing settings to prevent users from sharing files with people outside your organization. This is useful if you have a lot of confidential information.

  • Sync. On the Sync page, you can configure sync restrictions based on file type, require that synced devices be joined to your domain, or restrict synchronization from computers running macOS.

  • Storage. On the Storage page, you specify the default OneDrive storage limit for users within your Office 365 organization. You can also configure how long to keep data for users whose accounts have been deleted (the maximum value is 10 years).

  • Device Access. On the Device Access page, you can restrict device access to OneDrive based on network location and apps that don't use modern authentication, among other application management options.

  • Compliance. The Compliance page provides a centralized list of links to auditing, data loss prevention (DLP), retention, ediscovery, and alerting capabilities within Office 365 that are applicable to OneDrive. (Most small businesses won't use these options.)

    Selecting an item's link redirects you to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center, where you can configure that item. You can create DLP policies from templates that protect certain types of data, such as Social Security numbers, banking information, and other financial and medical content. For a walkthrough of how to create DLP policies in Office 365 and apply them to OneDrive, see Create a DLP policy from a template.

  • Notifications. On the Notifications page, you define when OneDrive owners should receive notifications about sharing or accessing their data. These settings are helpful for small businesses that likely don't have IT staff who can audit this information. For information about enabling these options, see Turn on external sharing notifications for OneDrive.

Get help with OneDrive

If you need help with OneDrive, you have many ways to find solutions to common issues or request help:

  • Tech community. Find helpful information from other customers in the community by reviewing the discussions in the OneDrive Tech Community and the Microsoft OneDrive Blog.

  • Support documentation. For a list of recent issues in OneDrive and how to resolve or work around them, see Fixes or workarounds for recent issues in OneDrive. For getting started info, see Get started with OneDrive, Employee file storage (video training) and Why use OneDrive to store your docs.

  • Microsoft Support. If you need help from Microsoft to troubleshoot an issue or configure or deploy OneDrive, see Contact Microsoft.

  • OneDrive UserVoice. You can review and submit feature requests and provide feature feedback at OneDrive UserVoice.