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If you click the Processes tab in Task Manager, Winmgmt.exe may report a higher number than you expect in the CPU column.
This issue may occur if your computer uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and verbose logging is turned on for WMI.
To resolve this issue, change the WMI logging level to "errors only". To do so, follow these steps:
To track Winmgmt.exe activity, use the FileMon tool. For information about the FileMon tool, visit the following Sysinternals Web site: