100% cpu usage on startup, is this normal?

Just reformatted my windows 8.1 machine, installed dragon as usual, and started noticing that after I open my first tab there’s a short pause. Checking task manager shows a spike of 100% usage. Is this normal?

Hi and welcome Coolcumber,
No this is not normal.
Try disabling ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’, found under system in the advanced settings.

Kind regards.

Hi, well I reformatted my system again because the performance seemed abnormally sluggish. The previous time was from a ‘refresh’, and this time I did a total reformat. And for some reason I’m not getting that spike anymore. So who knows what it was.

Hi Coolcumber,
Drastic step, with a good result. :-TU

Kind regards.