Fix RuntimeBroker.exe error and high CPU, Memory & Disk usage problem

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  1. Adham Magdy

    Thanks, I’ve always wondered what it does

  2. Dennis

    I realise this is a fairly old posting but I have just run into this problem with runtimebroker which seems to occur when I run the Picture app in Win 8. It seems to use up all the memory until my computer freezes and I have to reset unless I shut this program – runtimebroker – down manually and I have 12gb RAM installed. I thought the Picture app was one that was installed with Win 8 so why is this leaking memory.

  3. Lily

    It is using 1565 MB on my computer. What do I do?

  4. Look at your 3rd-party apps which you may have installed after you noticed this problem – especially those which display Live Tiles. One of them is causing this problem.

  5. Lily

    What are live tiles?

  6. These are the tiles on the Windows 8 start screen which update with the latest information from or about the app.

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