March 26, 2023

Here we talk about WSAPPX and how to fix its high disk usage issue. So if you don’t know What is WSAPPX and how to fix its High Disk Usage Issue, You have to follow very carefully step by step, I hope you can fix your computer disk usage issues.

WSAPPX process is part of Windows 8 or Windows 10, When your PC will be open and If you run any type of software, The task manager background process using a significant number of CPUs and disk resources. The task manager background process of software it’s related to Windows Store and Microsoft Universal app.


First of all, If you use Windows 8 or Windows 10, WSAPPX process always handles the Microsoft Store app and new Universal apps. If you use Windows 7 or an earlier version you don’t see the WSAPPX process. Maybe you have a question, how can I find the WSAPPX process? First of all, you have to go to your computer Task Manager, Keyboard shortcut key is (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) and then you have to select the Processes tab, If you scroll down you can see the WSAPPX.

When you right-click and you can expand the WSAPPX and then you can see the AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC). And right-click on AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) you can see the Client License Service (ClipSVC).

Why Is WSAPPX Using So Many Resources?

When you install any type of software, The WSAPPX will be active and when you open and browse the software and when you download anything and installing or updating then the WSAPPX process will be started and it will naturally use more resources. If you install traditional desktop software, When you install the installation process take huge resources.

Can I Disable Wsappx?

You can disable the WSAPPX process. WSAPPX automatically runs in the background for Microsoft Store apps. If you try to disable directly the WSAPPX process from Task Manager, Your Operating System you may show you some warning like unusable or shut down.

What Is AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)?

The AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) works for Microsoft Store and Universal Apps are distributed in. AppX packages.

And the AppX Deployment Service process for installing, uninstalling, and updating Microsoft Store apps and Windows automatically updates Microsoft Store apps in the background. When you install Windows desktop apps, The apps use your CPU and disk resources.

When you are working with Microsoft Store apps, you see the resources used by AppXSVC instead of the individual program’s installer. If you see unknown software in the Background Process and that’s you don’t install even if you never use the apps, The software showing main reason is Windows updating them in the background.

What Is Client License Service (ClipSVC)?

The ClipSVC background service handles the infrastructure support for the Microsoft Store apps. According to Microsoft, If you bought apps from Microsoft Store for your system and the software behaves are not good you can disable it.

How To Fix High Disk Usage Issue

If you use Windows 10 and If your PC works slowly maybe your disk 100% full. For the disk usage issue every software work slowly. So how can you solve the disk usage issue? Here we provide you some tips that help you to solve the disk usage issue.

1. Restart Your System


First of all you can restart your PC, Maybe you know if you restart your PC it can resolve all kinds of issues. When you restart your PC and If your problem solved But you don’t understand the reason for the problem. I think that may be sufficient for you.

2. Windows Update 

Always you should use latest update Windows 10, I think it’s safe you from many types of problems. If you don’t know how to keep up update Windows 10? First of all, you have to go to Windows Settings> Update & Security Settings > Windows Update. If you use Windows 10 Update Version its improves the overall performance.

3. Check For Malware

If your computer infected by malware, For the malware your disk usage to spike. So always the Windows Security Antivirus you should Turn On in the background, It’s safe you from Malware. Always you have to identify and remove malicious software.

4. Temporarily Turn Off Your Antivirus Software

When you are investigating the disk usage problem, You can turn off antivirus software temporarily. If you see to improve your disk usage, I will suggest you change the antivirus packages.

5. Disable Windows Search

When you use lots of time Windows Search, It can be the cause of your high disk usage. For testing purposes you can keep stop the Windows Search facility and then if your disk issue improves, You can temporarily disable the Windows Search. First of all, you have to open the Administration Command Prompt type in the Command Prompt, net.exe stop “Windows search” It will be stop until you restart your computer.

If it turns out that Windows Search, Was responsible for reaching 100% of your Windows 10 disk usage, You should disable it permanently.

1. You have to press Windows Button + R, Then you have to type ‘services.msc‘ and then press enter button.

2. Next will be open Service Window, Now you have to select Windows Search and you need to double click on the Windows Search.


3. Now you have to select Disabled under Startup type and it will be changed.

6. Temporary File Delete 

Temporary files are usually referred to as those files, Which apps store on your computer to temporarily hold data. The Temporary files can be the cause of your high disk usage. If you don’t know how to delete the Temporary Files? Follow the step. 

1. First of all you have to go to Windows Settings.

2. Click on the System.

3. Click on the Storage.

4. Under the “Local Disk” section, You can see the Temporary files option, now you have to delete it.


Sometimes it can be the cause of your high disk usage. So weekly you should clean up your computer Hard Drive. It will increase your computer performance.

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