1.    13 Apr 2017 #1
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    WinStore.App.exe in process list


    Hi!
    Since the last Creators Update, I've got some issues... One of them is the appearence of WinStore.App.exe in the task list like a "suspendend process" (according to Process Hacker, which I use instead of default Task Manager).

    I've looked for a solution to prevent it from starting few minutes after boot but I've not found any (no references at all in the registry, nor in Task Scheduler, nor in Store's preferences).

    Any hint? Thank you.
    Joe

    EDIT: I've not yet tried to disable Store from Group Policy but... I'd like to avoid such a solution (if it's really a solution).
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  2.    13 Apr 2017 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Could be related to the Auto updating of Windows Store Apps?
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore change the value to 2 to disable it. Or easier use WinAerotweaker

    I have that set and no sign of WinstoreApp.exe in processes, of course it could be something else I've killed off that's stopping it appearing.
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  3.    13 Apr 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by clam1952 View Post
    Could be related to the Auto updating of Windows Store Apps?
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore change the value to 2 to disable it. Or easier use WinAerotweaker

    I have that set and no sign of WinstoreApp.exe in processes, of course it could be something else I've killed off that's stopping it appearing.
    Hi! Thanks for your answer but... I don't have that key (WindowsStore) in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\

    WinStore.App.exe starts about 9 mins since boot... It start InstallManager.exe that closes in few secs and then suspend itself (but the process is still in the task list). I'm on a Win10Pro desktop and have deactivated AutomaticAppUpdate in TaskScheduler>Microsoft>Windows>WindowsUpdate. I deactivated Auto Updates in Store settings as well.

    EDIT: on my Win10Home installed in the notebook this does not happen. hmmm... I'm checking if the key you were talking about exists in my notebook... No, there is not.
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  4.    13 Apr 2017 #4
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    Ok, I'm manually updating store Apps that need to and Store itself (it wasn't up to date)... I'll restarst and let's see if after 9-10 min WinStore.App.exe will pop up in my task list.

    EDIT: all the same... now it starts (4-5 mins) earlier too!
    Last edited by JoeMcLutz; 13 Apr 2017 at 07:13.
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  5.    14 Apr 2017 #5
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    Everything's fine on my Win10Home installed in the notebook. I noticed that when I start Store there and I iconify it in the taskbar, its process highlight becomes turn pink (i.e. "immersive processes or DLLs") to grey (i.e. "suspended task"), like it is on my desktop Win10Pro.

    Sometimes on my desktop Win10Pro, Store's window suddenly pops up on the screen.

    It seems it runs iconified but I cannot see its icon in the taskbar.

    I usually use 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (not now 'cause after Creators Update it does not work: new version is coming) and ClassicShell.

    Greetings,
    Joe

    P.S.: SystemSettings.exe has the same behaviour (except that it has not popped up by iteself on the screen yet).
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  6.    14 Apr 2017 #6
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    Ok, here it is 3 screenshots in 1 taken after about 10 min from boot. Please note that A,B and C represent the chronological sequence of the events.

    Thanks for you patience and time.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    EDIT: Terminating tree of ApplicationFrameHost.exe, closes both WinStore.App.exe and SystemSettings.exe too.
    Last edited by JoeMcLutz; 14 Apr 2017 at 05:12.
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  7.    14 Apr 2017 #7
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    I was searching for ApplicationFrameHost.exe and I found this article:
    Application Frame Host opening windows on its own. - Microsoft Community

    ...but everything is fine with my desktop power plan.
    hmmm...
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  8.    16 Apr 2017 #8
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    Ok. After lots of searching in the forums and about 24 of testing, I can tell you the culprit was Superfetch service (SysMain).
    I turned it from Auto start to Disabled and everything is going fine.

    Thank You for your time and support.
    Joe
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