MuseHub Behaviour / Windows 10

• Mar 25, 2023 - 04:03

While MuseScore 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 denies to run on my system itself, I had to install MuseHub, After that I found out that it's a very convenient way to manage MuseSounds. After I was done, I've disabled MuseHub on startup and community acceleration, but a background service remained.

Confidently, I went to msconfig and unchecked MuseHub service (see image). After I hit apply, the checkbox has been checked again! I've never seen this-like behavior before.

Well, I went to Task Manager and realized how much memory does this service consume! Not a problem, I pressed "Open file location" and realized that the app placed itself in the "Windows Apps" folder, which is protected from user interferences. Obviously, I was stopped from deleting the service file (see images).

Of course, that's not a big problem to remove this file using Powershell, but why should we all do that?! These are the same people who created a wonderful open source MuseScore and more! Or I've mistaken? Probably people who only use Windows computer to create scores won't care about exceeding traffic coming out of their devices?!

Moreover, if I end this background task and don't restart device, MuseScore launches normally, which means that MuseHub has some another module that protects MuseScore from crashing on my particular computer, which doesn't have to always run in background. After uninstalling MuseHub, the initial problem returns.

I'm lacking of words about this. If someone wants to provide a solution - Windows 10 22H2 19045.2673, all updated.

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In reply to by Jm6stringer

Thanks, but this is not I'm looking for.
My situation consists of the following:
1. Running a MuseScore installer (without MuseHub option) proceeds successfully, but upon launching MuseScore splash screen appears and then the task ends.
2. After installing it with MuseHub, it launches normally.
4. After disabling all the MuseHub services (including this background one), but not deleting it, MuseScore still behaves as it should without background service triggered.
5. Nonetheless, after deleting MuseHub (just simple uninstalling, without registry tweaks), a problem with crashing MuseScore returns.

I make a decision, that MuseHub has some file or service that is triggered by MuseScore startup and helps it to start successfully on my particular computer. Probably the installer (without MuseHub option) lacks something? If I've mistaken, please tell me, because I'd have to fix this as soon as possible, unless I will have to keep this traffic monster.

In reply to by fuavel8

If it helps at all, I do this:
I only use the Hub to check for updates.
I start the Hub from the Start Menu. I click on Check for updates. When I'm done, I select Quit.
Yes, there is a background service running. It uses .1% memory. Far less than other services.
Yes, the hub is designed to run all the time and update things automatically, but updates only take a moment or two. I don't think there is a need to have it active all the time.

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