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State Repository Service High CPU Usage in Fall Creators Update

After clean installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, some users face a problem where the State Repository Service consumes high CPU usage (anywhere between 20% to 100%) when an external link is clicked in Microsoft Edge. The system may stall for 20-30 seconds and then the link is opened.

State Repository Service high CPU usage

Some users state that this unexplained spike is seen only in clean installs and not in upgrade installations. For example, you may not face this issue if you upgrade from v1703 to v1709. And the issue may subside automatically in a day or so. If it doesn’t, here are some possible solutions for this issue.

Reinstall all the Built-in Apps Using PowerShell

Start PowerShell.exe as administrator, and run the following command:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

This registers all standard apps, and thereby fixes the original issue for some users. Note that this issue may be related in some way or the other to the issue described in the post Apps Missing After Installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The fix, however, is exactly the same.

Workaround: Restart the State Repository Service

Right-click Start, click Computer Management

Expand Services and Applications, and click Services

Select State Repository Service and click the Restart the service link on the left side of the Services listing.

Restart State Repository Service

This fixed the issue momentarily for some users.

Submit Feedback to Microsoft

In order to submit new feedback, please follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, search for “Feedback Hub” and then launch the app
  2. Navigate to Feedback in the left menu, then press + Add new feedback
  3. Select the Problem, share any details you think are relevant, and choose an appropriate category and subcategory
  4. Important: If possible, reproduce the problem(s) after clicking Begin monitoring (or Start capture) near the end of the form; Stop monitoring when you’re done
  5. Once you’ve completed the form and monitoring, click Submit
  6. Click Continue using Feedback Hub
  7. Click My feedback at the top, then find the item you submitted (it may take a while to appear)
  8. Open the item you submitted, then click Share
  9. Click Copy link, then paste the link here in your response (it will look like
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