Is WSAPPX causing issues even on Windows 11?

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  • The list of issues for Windows 11 keeps growing, as users flag new ones on a daily basis.
  • Reports have now surfaced that there is an ongoing problem with Windows' WSAPPX.
  • Apparently, this built-in feature is slowing down systems, by using a lot of CPU and RAM power.
  • None of the available fixes, that solved similar issues on Windows 10, have worked so far.
Windows 11 WSAPPX

Even though most of the important software pieces that come together in order to make Windows 11 work made a smooth transition from Windows 10, some are not really performing as they should.

Considering this is the first preview build available, it’s totally understandable. Most of the errors and bugs that we are experiencing on Windows 11 will surely get fixed, as the OS will near its official launch date.

WSAPPX is apparently eating up a lot of resources

As most of us are aware, there have been some problems with WSAPPX even with the current OS that everyone uses, which is, of course, Windows 10.

During Windows 10’s lifespan users have somewhat struggled with this built in took, and always came up with certain workarounds and ways to fix the issues.

Just as a reminder, WSAPPX is a process that runs in the background on your Windows 10 computer, as a part of the Windows Store and the Universal app platform of Microsoft.

It is mainly used for installations, updates, and uninstallation of Store apps.

However, now, some users that have downloaded the dev channel preview build for Windows 11, are complaining about the fact that WSAPPX is slowing their systems down, by using a lot of CPU and RAM power.

Apparently, users that reported this issue have tried all the available fixes that have proved to be useful in solving WSAPPX related issues on Windows 10.

None of the methods worked and the ones affected by this abnormal behavior are still searching for a way to remediate this problem.

Are you also struggling with the same issue? Let us know in the comments section below.

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