How to Delete Usage History of Windows 8 Apps

The Task Manager in Windows 8 is a really powerful tool that does you do a lot of things including managing your start up items. It also keeps a history of the resources being used by your Windows 8 Metro apps.

Delete Usage History of Apps in Windows 8

Over a period of time, this history may get outdated and you may want to clear up all the figures. If you want to delete Windows 8 apps data usage, you will have to click Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager. Next click on the App history tab.

Here you will get to see the CPU time, Network usage, Metered network usage and Tile updates figure required by the Live tiles of the Metro apps.

Tablet owners who want to keep a watch on the bandwidth used by the apps may find this information especially useful. Looking at the CPU will also give them an idea of how much battery poser each app is approximately consuming.

If you wish to clear all these counters, you can click on the Delete usage history link.

All the figures will be reset to zero.

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