FIX: sedlauncher.exe disk usage on Windows 10

Microsoft added a set of files to Windows 10 PCs with the rollout of KB4023057 update a couple of months back. The sedlauncher.exe was one of the files to help Microsoft efficiently deliver Windows 10 update to users computers. The file means no harm to your PC.

However, if you find the sedlauncher.exe process unnecessarily eating up resources on your Windows 10 PC, it’s safe to kill it. Sedlauncher.exe is a part of “Windows Remediation Service” which ensures critical Windows updates get installed on users PCs without any roadblocks. If you update your Windows 10 installation time-to-time, it’s okay to disable sedlauncher.exe on your PC.

How to disable sedlauncher.exe

There are two ways to disable sedlauncher.exe service on your PC. The simpler one is to open the Task Manager » right-click on the sedlauncher.exe process and select End task. This way you can stop the process whenever it’s unnecessarily causing disk/cpu usage to 100%.

If you wish to permanently disable sedlauncher.exe, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the RUN dialog box using Windows + R keys, then type services.msc and press enter.
  2. Look for Windows Remediation Service service, right-click on it and select Stop. Then right-click again and open its Properties.
  3. Under the Windows Remediation Service Properties window, set Startup type to “Disabled” and hit the Apply button.

That’s it. The sedlauncher.exe service won’t start automatically on your PC anymore. Cheers!


  1. Would have been helpful if Microsoft engineers had spent 10 minutes adding an actual description in the Description field lol. (Not that they’d say it’s okay to disable it.)

  2. Sedlauncher.exe automatically reenables itself. The above solution is temporary, and only works for the current session. Once you reboot and/or log out and back in to your WIndows 10 user account, it will start running, again. By definition, it’s malware.

    1. What worked for me was to stop Sedlauncher in Windows Task Scheduler. Use Windows key + r and then type taskschd.msc . Unfold the treeview on the left and go to Microsoft > Windows > rempl . In the middle pane right click on
      ‘shell’ and select disable.

  3. “efficiently deliver” updates…. spin city ! …”force unwanted unnecessary bloat on users” would be more accurate – Microsoft are scum.

  4. Open the RUN dialog box using Windows + R keys, then type sevices.msc and press enter.
    is it services.msc? a typo?

    1. Yes, it’s “services.msc” ..will correct it.

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