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What is the State Repository Service in Windows 10?

Learn about the State Repository Service in Windows 10 and see how you can fix any issues it can create.
Problems with the State Repository Service in Windows 10?

Windows 10 is powerful and has a wide range of useful features. Numerous services running in the background make this the most flexible operating system on laptops and PCs. One of the useful services is called the State Repository Service. In this article, you'll learn:

  • What the State Repository Service in Windows 10 is
  • How to fix the state repository service in case it malfunctions.

What is the State Repository Service in Windows 10

This is a very useful service that is active at all times while the computer is running. The State Repository ServiceĀ improves the functionality of the Microsoft Edge browser by working as a sort of a browser cookie that regularly takes a snapshot of your browsing information. This information includes your:

  • Browsing history.
  • The last page that was displayed in the browser.
  • The state of script and document objects.
  • Information that you have entered in a form on the last page you viewed.
  • Cookies.

All of this information enables Microsoft Edge to continue where you left off on another device, such as another Windows computer, smartphone or tablet. The service stores the snapshots of your browser information and safely stores it in the cloud. Then, the last stored snapshot is automatically accessed and used by the Microsoft Edge browser on another device where you are using the same Microsoft account. If you are browsing on your computer, you can simply take your Windows tablet and move to the couch, where you can easily continue where you stopped browsing on your computer. However, like all the other good things, this service can malfunction from time to time. The most common bug is the "State Repository Service high CPU usage". However, you can fix this issue in a couple of simple steps.

How to fix the State Repository Service in Windows 10

If you are experiencing the State Repository Service high CPU usage bug, there are a couple of things you can do:

  1. Restart the service.
  2. Completely stop and disable the service.
  3. Reset Microsoft Edge.

Restart the State Repository Service in Windows 10

The first thing you should try is to restart the State Repository Service.

  1. Type Services in the Windows search box.
  2. Select the result that pops up.
    Navigating to State Repository Service in Windows 10
    Type Services in the Windows 10 search box and click on the result.
  3. Scroll until you find the State Repository Service and right-click on it.
  4. Left-click the Restart option in the menu that appears.
    Restart State Repository Service in Windows 10
    Scroll down until you find the State Repository Service. Right-click on it and select Restart.

Doing this will restart the State Repository Service, you can now double-check whether its CPU usage is still too high.

Disable the State Repository Service in Windows 10

If the CPU usage remains too high, could do is disable the State Repository Service. To do this, you will have to:

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. In the processes tab, scroll down until you find Host Service: State Repository Service, then left-click on it.
  3. Click the End task button in the bottom right corner.
State Repository Service - End task in the Task Manager
Find the State Repository Service in Task Manager and click on the End task button.

Doing this will disable the State Repository Service, and its high CPU usage will stop. You can keep using your computer as normal. If you don't want to disable it, there is one more thing you could try.

Reset Microsoft Edge

Resetting the Microsoft Edge browser might be the fix you've been looking for all along - this might fix the high CPU usage bug, and still let you switch your browsing seamlessly from your computer to your device. First, try to repair Microsoft Edge, and if this if this doesn't work, you can easily reset it.

  1. Enter Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 search box.
  2. Right-click on the result.
  3. Left-click onĀ App settings.
    How to open Microsoft Edge settings in Windows 10
    Enter Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 search box. Right-click on the result and left-click on App settings.
  4. Scroll down and click on the Repair button.
  5. If that doesn't fix the problem, click on the Reset button below it.
    How to repair or reset Microsoft Edge
    Click on the Repair button first. If the problem persists, click on the Reset button.

One of the above mentioned methods will certainly prevent the State Repository Service from using too much of your CPU, but if the problem persists, you might want to visit the official Microsoft forums and seek alternative solutions.

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