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Solutions to Wsappx Takes High Disk and CPU Usage on Windows 10

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 by Brithny to Partition Master

Cannot find effective ways to fix wsappx taking high disk and CPU usage on Windows 10? Is your computer or PC running slowly due to wsappx taking high disk and CPU usage? Read more to find suitable solutions in this post right now!

Wsappx Takes High Disk and CPU Usage

Wsappx is a process that runs in the background on your Windows 10/8 computer as a part of the Windows Store and the Universal app platform of Microsoft. It is used for installations, updates, and uninstallation of Store apps, so once you are done installing all updates, you don't need it. But at times you may face situations where you find that this process is using high disk, CPU or memory.

wsappx takes high disk and CPU usage

When you see wsappx hogging much of your CPU or Disk usage, in some cases, you will see wsappx (2) or wsappx (3) takes high disk usage, what would you do to fix wsappx taking high disk and CPU usage on Windows 10 and speed up your PC?

From what we know, this is a common problem in Windows. We have some effective solutions to help you get out of this situation.


Solution 1. Disable Windows Store via Local Group Policy

Press the Windows logo key + R then type gpedit.msc and click OK.

open the group policy editor

  • Follow the path: Local Computer Policy >> Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Store
  • Right-click Turn off the Store application and click Edit. 
  • Change the status to Enabled. Click Apply and OK to save and exit.
  • Restart your computer so the change can take effect.

After the above steps, you can start your PC to check whether this solution works or not. If this solution fails to fix the high disk usage problem, please move on solutions below.

Solution 2. Check Your Disk and Clean Up Junk Files

For those who got this problem very recently, performing a disk check should be taken into account. 

In order to perfectly solve this case, we need a free tool to help us - EaseUS free partition tool. This professional tool can help get this work done, and  here is the detail:

1. Download, install and run EaseUS Partition Master Free on your PC

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 Windows 10 is supported

2. Right-click the system drive and other partitions to check corrupted system files by clicking "Check partition".

check the disk to see what caused this high disk usage problem

3. Click and select: Check Partition Properties, Call Windows Chkdsk to fix errors, Surface Test to fix file systems. Click OK.

follow the steps to check your disk

4. Let EaseUS Partition Master automatically check and repair system file errors for Windows 10. Click OK to finish the process.

the tool will automatically check the disk

5. Click Cleanup and Optimization > Select Junk File Cleanup > Click Analyze to scan and find junk files from your computer

6. Check and then choose found junk files to Clean up.

find the junk files and cleanup

When you finish all the steps, reboot your Windows 10. Go to Task Manager to see if the disk usage of wsappx is normal.

Solution 3. Scan Your Computer to Check Virus

Most people often ignore that in certain cases, this problem is caused by viruses or malware infection. If you haven't fully scanned your system with an antivirus program, do it now. 

When the full scan finishes, remove any superstitious programs from your PC. Then restart your computer to see if there is any change.

A lot of situation may cause wsappx taking high disk and CPU usage problem. If you still haven't found effective solutions, you can contact us. Never hesitate to let us help you.