Wsappx is a process that runs in the background of your computer. It is a part of Windows 10 and 8. While using the computer, Wsappx runs in the background and uses a large amount of CPU and data resources. Generally, you will find it in the Task Manager of your computer. Wsappx is the universal app platform of Microsoft. But, sometimes, Wsappx uses high disk usage, CPU, or memory in the Task Manager. This high usage of CPU or disk slows down your computer. Disabling this Wsappx is not a solution to the high usage of CPU. It is because by disabling this process, Windows will be unusable or power off and you may also lose data. So, you have to fix this in other ways.
Why Wsappx High CPU Occurs
There are some reasons behind the Wsappx high CPU occurrence. The reasons are following:
- When you use the Microsoft store, Wsappx gets active and causes high usage of CPU.
- When you download a software application or install updates of any existing app, Wsappx causes high CPU usage.
- When traditional software of your desktop is installed, the Wsappx uses more resources.
- When you start your computer, some background apps start to run automatically just like the startup programs. These apps also get updated in the background. This causes the Wsappx high CPU.
The solution of Wsappx high CPU
We will discuss some methods we found to give the solution to the problem Wsappx high CPU. We will try to describe the methods as simple as possible.
Method 1: Disabling Windows Store
1. Disabling Windows Store via Local Group Policy
Step 2: Then, you have to type gpedit.msc in Run and click Ok.
Step 3: Now, you have to go to the Local Computer Policy. Then, you have to go to Computer Configuration.
Step 4: Next, you have to select Administrative Templates there and expand Windows Components. You have to find Store and double-click on it to open it.
Step 5: After that, you will find settings on the right side. You have to select Turn off the Store application there and click on Edit policy setting.
Step 6: Finally, in the Turn off store application, you have to click the option Enabled. Then, you have to click Apply and OK to save the changes.
2. Disabling Windows store via Registry Editor
Windows Registry Editor mainly works for administrators to control applications and Any wrong operation can be a serious issue. So, you have to be very careful while editing the registry and follow the steps properly.
Step 1: First, you have to open the Registry Editor. For this, you have to type Regedit in the search engine and press Enter. You have to click Yes to open it.
Step 2: Then, you have to navigate the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore.
Step 3: Now, you have to click WindowsStore. Then, you have to right-click on the space of the right pane. A pop-up menu will appear and you have to select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then, you have to name it as RemoveWindowsStore.
Step 4: Next, you have to double click on the RemoveWindowsStore. A menu bar will appear and you have to type 1 in the Value data. Then, you have to click Ok.
Step 5: Finally, you have to save the changes and exit. Then, restart the Windows service to check the error is fixed or not.
Method 2: Extending Virtual Memory for Wsappx high CPU
Step 1: First, you have to type performance in the search engine and press Enter. Then, from the menu bar, you have to select Adjust Appearance vs. Performance in Windows.
Step 2: Once you are there, you have to go to the Advanced tab. Here, you have to click Change and Ok.
Step 3: Now, in the virtual memory section, you have to make sure that the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option is unchecked. Then, you have to select the C drive and check the Custom size option.
Step 4: Now, in the custom size section, you have to set the Initial Size equivalent to your RAM size, and the Maximum size to double the RAM size.
Step 5: Finally, you have to click Set and Ok to save the changes.
Method 3: Removing Disk Internal Error with EaseUS
Step 2: Then, you have to locate the disk. Now, you have to right-click on the partition which you want to check. From the menu bar, you have to select Check File System.
Step 3: Now, a Check File System window will appear. Make sure that the Try to fix errors if the found option is checked. Then, you have to click Start.
Step 4: You have to wait to complete the checking process. After finishing the process, you have to click Finish.
Method 4: Changing Value of AppXSVC in Registry
Step 1: First, you have to open Registry Editor. For this, you have to type Regedit in the search engine and press Enter.
Step 2. Then, you have to navigate to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AppXSvc.
Step 3. Now, a pop-up window will appear and you have to change the Start value to 4.
Step 4. Finally, you have to click OK to save the changes and exit. Restart your computer and check if the error is solved or not.
Method 5. Scanning Virus in your Computer
Step 3. Finally, you have to restart your computer and check the problem is still there or not.
Method 6: Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State
Step 1: First, you have to type MSConfig in the search engine and press Enter for opening System Configuration Utility.
Step 2:Then, you have to go to the General tab. There you have to click Selective Startup. You have to make sure that the Load system services and Use original boot configuration are checked. Now, you have to press Enter.
Step 3: Now, you have to go to the Services tab. There, you have to check to Hide All Microsoft Services and click Disable all.
Step 4: Finally, you have to click Apply and OK to save the changes.
Method 7: Repairing Bad Factors Using Diskgenius
Step 1: First, you have to launch DiskGenius on your Pc. You can use the software for free.
Step 2: Then, you have to install the software. You have to select the disk which you want to check the bad factors.
Step 3: Now, when the software opens, you have to click on Disk. From the menu bar, you have to choose Verify or Repair Bad factors.
Step 4: Next, you have to click Start Verify. Then, DiskGenius will start to scan the disk and find the bad factors of the disk.
Step 5: Finally, if the software finds any bad factor, you have to click Repair to repair the bad factors.
Wsappx is very important for the operating system of your computer. This Wsappx helps in installing and updating apps in the Windows store. These are very simple and effective methods to fix the Wsappx high usage of CPU.