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App History - Delete Usage History in Windows 8


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App History - Delete Usage History in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to delete your account's modern app resource usage history to clear and reset it in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Delete App Usage History in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to delete your account's modern app resource usage history to clear and reset it in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
How to Delete App Usage History in Windows 8 and 8.1

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The Task Manager in Windows 8 now includes the App history tab. This tab lists all modern apps you installed, and shows you the resource usage history of these apps since a given date for the current user account.

This tutorial will show you how to delete your account's modern app resource usage history to clear and reset it in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
Columns available in App history tab:

Name - The name of the installed modern app that has been used.

CPU time - The amount of CPU time in H:MM:SS used by a modern app.

Network - The amount of network data in MB used by a modern app.

Metered network - The amount of metered network data in MB used by a modern app.

Tile updates - The amount data in MB used for updating a modern app live tile information on Start.



Here's How:

1. Open Task Manager in More details view.

2. Click/tap on the App history tab, and click/tap on the Delete usage history link at the top. (see screenshot below)
Delete_app_usage_history-1.jpg

3. You will notice that all the resource usage history has been deleted and reset to zero to start over showing usage history since the date (ex: current) for when you last (ex: now) clicked on the Delete usage history link. (see screenshot below)
Delete_app_usage_history-2.jpg

4. When finished, you can close Task Manager if you like.


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Thanks for it. I have another problem. i don't see any app in the app history tab. Where is the problem? i see them under "processes" but not in app history tab.
 

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Hello Opa, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Odd. You might see if running a SFC /SCANNOW command may be able to sort it if it's a corrupted system file at fault.
 

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i tried sfc /scannow. Message after this was everything okay. then i take a look into task manager - nothing changes! Then i reboot windows and the it worked :) Thanks.
 

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Great news. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone