Solutions to Wsappx Takes High Disk and CPU Usage

Jun 09, 2020 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions


Computers have become an indispensable part of our life since the last few years. No matter what kind of job one does, there would certainly be a need for at least a personal computer in order to take care of things. But since the computer is a complex machine, there are chances for a variety of errors and issues to arise. As a user, you should be aware about the solutions to at least the most common of the issues. Wsappx taking high disk space and CPU usage is a very common issue and this article deals with the solutions to this problem.


You might have had situations where your computer acted much slower than the usual. This might be due to the Wsappx problem. If you open the task manager, you would be able to find the Wsappx taking almost the entire disk space and also the CPU usage.

Wsappx is a part of the windows 10 operating system package. Programs like the windows store and the UWP (universal Windows Platform) relies on the Wsappx. In short, the process is responsible for the installing and updating of the various application software on the windows store. In the task manager, if you expand the Wsappx process, you would be able to see two services. These are AppX development service and the client license service. The first one is the service which ensures that all the applications on the windows store are deployed perfectly and the later one deals with the licenses of the various applications that are bought through the store.

Solving the issue:

There are various solutions to a single problem and that is the case with computer errors. But the problem is that you would not be able to identify which solution would be suitable to your particular computer. Some of the most effective and simple solutions for the problem of Wsppx have been discussed here in this article.

1. Make sure that the device drivers are up to date.

There would be numerous device drivers on the computer and if these are not up to date, there are chances for various errors to occur. So as a first step, updating the drivers would be very effective.

You can manually update the drivers. This can be done by visiting your computer manufacturer’s website and then by finding the drivers suitable to the particular model of your computer. Now download these drivers and then update the existing ones that are present in your computer. Once the installation is complete, you would have to restart the computer in order for the changes to take effect.

There are many automatic software on the internet that allows you to automatically update the drivers on the computer. One such software is Driver Easy. This application would automatically recognise the drivers on the computer and would notify you if there are updates available for any drivers.

Download and install the DrivereEasy software. Then run the program and click on the scan now option. Wait till the scan is over.

Once the scan is over, click the update option near each driver or click the update all option. The update all option would be only available in the pro version.

2. Disable the widows store

Press the windows button and the letter R together. In the run dialog box, enter gpedit.msc

Now click on ‘local computer policy’ then ‘computer configuration’ followed by ‘administrative templates’ then ‘windows components’ and then ‘store’

Right click on the ‘turn off the store application’ option. Now choose the edit option.

This would bring a dialog box. Toggle the enable option and then apply the changes and click OK. Restart the computer and the changes would be applied.

3. Check for viruses

In many cases, the problem might be caused due to some kind of malware programs in the computer. In other words, the issue might be due to a virus. Make sure that you have an antivirus software that is reputed and effective. Then initiate a full computer scan by the antivirus program. After the scan is completed, the antivirus would prompt to remove suspicious programs. Follow the steps and then restart the computer.

4. Performing a disk check

The problem might also get solved if you perform a complete disk check. Keep in mind that this procedure would take some time and hence initiate this accordingly.

Press the windows button and the letter x. click on the command prompt.

Click the yes option at the user account control.

Once the command prompt pops out, type in ‘chkdsk.exe/f/r’

Now press the Enter button and type in Y to confirm the scan. The scan would be done when you restart the computer next. In addition, you can check the CPU performance.


If you are regular computer user, then make sure that you are familiar with common issues that might arise. Also surf the internet in order to find suitable solutions. If the issue still persists, then seeking the help of an expert would be ideal.

David Darlington

staff Editor

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