If Feeds or Search application is showing high memory usage issues in Windows 11/10, you can follow these tips to get it resolved. It is connected to the Widgets on Windows 11 and News and interests on Windows 10. However, we have mentioned common solutions so that you can try them on either operating system.
In Windows 11, you can find the revamped News and interests, and it is called Widgets. Both of them display the latest news and other information. The Feeds in the Task Manager represent the latest news or stories feed in the Widgets or News and interests panel. If there are some issues with the feed, you can find a spike in the memory or RAM usage.
Feeds showing High Memory Usage in Windows 11/10
If Feeds or Search application is showing a high memory usage issue in Windows 11/10, follow these steps:
- End Feeds task
- Turn off News and interests
- Turn off Windows Widgets
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
1] End Feeds task
It is the first thing you need to do when the Feeds or Search application is showing a high memory usage issue on Windows 11 or Windows 10 computers. Although it is a temporary solution, it works swiftly. When you get this error, your system lags a lot and slows down automatically. However, if you stop the high memory-consuming task, your system will be back on track. To do that, select the Feeds task, and click on the End task button in the Task Manager.
2] Turn off News and interests
If you are using Windows 10, you need to turn off News and interests. As this problem is directly associated with the News and interests on Windows 10, if you disable it, the issue will be resolved immediately. It is pretty straightforward to turn off News and interests on Windows 10. To do it, right-click on the Taskbar, hover your mouse over the News and interests and select the Turn off button.
Following that, your system will not have any issues.
3] Turn off Windows Widgets
If you are using Windows 11, you cannot find the News and interests. The same thing is revamped as the Widgets. As you have already guessed, you need to disable Widgets if you are using Windows 11. Instead of removing Widgets icon from Taskbar, you need to close or end the Windows Widgets task using Task Manager. For that, do the following:
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
- Select the Windows Widgets task.
- Click the End task button.
After that, you will be able to use your computer without any problem.
How do I fix high memory usage?
To fix the high memory usage issue in Windows 11/10, you need to find the app that is responsible for this error. Closing the app or ending the corresponding task is the temporary solution you can use to get it solved. However, a driver, recent Windows Update, hardware, software, or even adware can cause the same kind of issue as well.
Why is my memory usage so high?
There could be various reasons why your memory usage is so high on your computer. As said earlier, a driver update, new hardware, software, recently installed Windows Update, etc., could be a reason. However, you must also check for adware and malware.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.