XPMode in Windows 7 - Wuauclt.exe - very slow XPmode

Running Windows XPMode on a Windows 7 Pro pc.

It runs very slowly.  I checked Task Manager, it showed 100% cpu usage.
I looked at this article:
Wuauclt.exe (http://fixpc4free.com/pc-security/wuauclt-exe.html)

I followed the instructions and turned off automatic updates and rebooted. XPMode ran well.  
I looked at the version of Wuauclt.exe in C:\Windows\system32.   The version is7.6.7600.256
The article also says to look at C:\Windows\system32\dllcache folder.  There is no such folder.

When I turn on updates, set to "download updates, I'll decide when to install"  the cpu usage still gets pegged at 100% and XPMode response is poor.

How do I troubleshoot this?
donpickAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If all you are doing is downloading updates (and not installing them), then it seems reasonable that it may not be automatic updates causing the problem.

Does it get far enough to tell you what updates it needs to download? .NET Framework updates are large and slow.

Can you wait it out?  Set up the computer and allow it to run overnight. See what morning brings.

Are you in a position to uninstall XP Mode, then download a fresh copy from Microsoft and install it again?

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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Hi,

Please follow the procedure in the link below

http://www.technibble.com/how-to-fix-svchost-using-100-cpu-memory-leak/

Regards
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SandeepSr System AdministratorCommented:
What Windows XP Service Pack you have in your XP Mode?

Latest one is SP3
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donpickAuthor Commented:
Hello giveandtake638:

Many thanks for the link.  It solved the problem on my stand alone xp machine.  Now, how do I convince XP Mode to boot into Safe mode????
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't think XP mode starts in safe mode. Did you have any luck with the other suggestions?

I use a regular XP guest on my Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines. But that requires VMware Workststion or like product.
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donpickAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your help
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@donpick - Thanks, and I was happy to help.

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