Windows 10: Disable automatic maintenance?

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  1.    17 Aug 2015 #1

    Disable automatic maintenance?


    Since the task Idle Maintenance and Regular Maintenance does not present in Task Scheduler anymore in Windows 10, does anyone know how to disable automatic maintenance?
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  2. Posts : 119
    Windows 7 (reverted back)
       17 Aug 2015 #2

    If by automatic Maintenance you are referring to automatic Updates, indeed, there are no real settings to change.
    There are 3 options:

    - Windows does everything for you and when your PC is untouched for some time, it might restart all by itself
    - Windows downloads all, but let's you decide when you want to restart
    - With Services.msc you can switch off automatic updates entirely (but als can't access the Windows Store)

    For the second option, go to SETTINGS
    choose UPDATE & SECURITY
    choose Updates and Advanced


    This is the easiest solution

    Good luck
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  3. Posts : 20,709
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Aug 2015 #3

    UltimateGTR said: View Post
    Since the task Idle Maintenance and Regular Maintenance does not present in Task Scheduler anymore in Windows 10, does anyone know how to disable automatic maintenance?
    It's not yet known how to disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10, but you can change the settings for it for now if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    17 Aug 2015 #4

    Harpert said: View Post
    If by automatic Maintenance you are referring to automatic Updates, indeed, there are no real settings to change.
    There are 3 options:

    - Windows does everything for you and when your PC is untouched for some time, it might restart all by itself
    - Windows downloads all, but let's you decide when you want to restart
    - With Services.msc you can switch off automatic updates entirely (but als can't access the Windows Store)

    For the second option, go to SETTINGS
    choose UPDATE & SECURITY
    choose Updates and Advanced


    This is the easiest solution

    Good luck
    Thanks for the reply but I want help about automatic maintenance and not automatic updates.

    In windows 8, it can be disabled: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    Is there a way to do it in Windows 10?
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  5.    17 Aug 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    It's not yet known how to disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10, but you can change the settings for it for now if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks, I hope there's a way to disable in the future.
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  6.    17 Aug 2015 #6

    I suspect this is part of the new expectation with Windows 10. Remember that when Microsoft announced that Win10 would be a free upgrade they stated that users who took part in the free offer would be required to allow Microsoft to do automatic maintenance on their computers. You can change the time of day for automatic maintenance, and you can defer automatic Windows updates, but you cannot turn them off.

    I don't see that ever changing. This was the contract Microsoft made with users for free upgrades in order to make sure more computers were kept up to date with security and performance fixes.

    Mostly I think this was in response to Microsoft always having a bad reputation for security and their belief that mostly has been caused by people who bypass security fixes in Windows, or never upgrade at all. e.g. The millions of people who are still on XP...
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  7.    18 Aug 2015 #7

    hiphopper said: View Post
    I suspect this is part of the new expectation with Windows 10. Remember that when Microsoft announced that Win10 would be a free upgrade they stated that users who took part in the free offer would be required to allow Microsoft to do automatic maintenance on their computers. You can change the time of day for automatic maintenance, and you can defer automatic Windows updates, but you cannot turn them off.

    I don't see that ever changing. This was the contract Microsoft made with users for free upgrades in order to make sure more computers were kept up to date with security and performance fixes.

    Mostly I think this was in response to Microsoft always having a bad reputation for security and their belief that mostly has been caused by people who bypass security fixes in Windows, or never upgrade at all. e.g. The millions of people who are still on XP...
    This feature is great for computer amateurs, but definitely not for power users!
    If I adjust the maintenance time to midnight when the computer is switch off, and uncheck allow wake computer up for maintenance, can this be a workaround to postpone the task?
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  8.    18 Aug 2015 #8

    It will perform the maintenance the next time the computer is turned on. At least that's what it did on my PC



    I also consider myself a semi-power user, (have built and overclocked computers for the last 15 years), but this "maintenance" seems kind of unusual and powerful. Whether the capabilities are built into Windows 10 or its maintenance program, my PC has been steadily getting faster and more stable. I have gone from fairly large number of warnings and errors under Administrative Events in event viewer to next to none with no actions on my part. My boot times are now, very fast with no 100 warnings on boot and below five seconds warnings on Shutdown Performance Monitoring in event viewer. My suggestion is to let this maintenance do its thing till Windows 10 reaches a point of reasonable maturity and relative standardization.
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  9. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       13 Oct 2015 #9

    It's surprising that this hasn't been found yet. Whether it's called idle, automatic (though I'm not speaking of when it happens at a scheduled time), or something else entirely, it can be seen, at least here, when you don't touch the PC for about 4 minutes or longer (and it's not set to go to sleep before that time, of course).

    If you have Task Manager on the tray, you'll see it turn almost completely green, indicating CPU activity, and there's disk activity as well. It's really hard to comprehend that this is a good design, since it does it compulsively.
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  10.    17 Oct 2015 #10

    rseiler said: View Post
    It's surprising that this hasn't been found yet. Whether it's called idle, automatic (though I'm not speaking of when it happens at a scheduled time), or something else entirely, it can be seen, at least here, when you don't touch the PC for about 4 minutes or longer (and it's not set to go to sleep before that time, of course).

    If you have Task Manager on the tray, you'll see it turn almost completely green, indicating CPU activity, and there's disk activity as well. It's really hard to comprehend that this is a good design, since it does it compulsively.
    Yes I wonder who in Microsoft think this is a good idea, and the scheduled time is not working property, some users report the maintenance trigger itself and don't follow the user set time. This is not good for Windows 10 since casual users will just think Windows 10 is slow and complain then tell their friends don't upgrade. We power users have to dig the task scheduler to disable the corresponding tasks manually one by one, I suggest Microsoft will truly listen opinions.
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