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  1.    21 Aug 2015 #1
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    How to disable automatic maintenance?


    I want to disable automatic maintenance because my new SSD is arriving soon, and since SSDs have a limited life span, I want to preserve them as much as possible. ( I know modern SSDs can last a loooooooooong time, I just want to be super careful with mine. )

    Automatic maintenance runs some unnecessary background tasks while the computer is on.

    In Windows 8, you could disable automatic maintenance through Task Scheduler. In Windows 10, the "task" of Automatic Maintenance is no longer there. Looks like Microsoft is hiding it. Where is it?
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  2.    21 Aug 2015 #2
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    Mhhh, maybe you can disable that through disk defragmenter?, I could do that since I installed 10, and it's a VM. normally if you disable the automatic optimizer, the task schedule is disabled as well.

    Now, if you are to install W10 on your new SSD, don't worry, the installer detects if this is a HDD or a SSD, so it will disable any defragment tools if it sees it's an actual SSD. I've heard that, for Windows to detect that, it's necessary to enable AHCI mode in your BIOS instead of legacy IDE support, dunno if that is true or not though.
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  3.    22 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjoe View Post
    I want to disable automatic maintenance because my new SSD is arriving soon, and since SSDs have a limited life span, I want to preserve them as much as possible. ( I know modern SSDs can last a loooooooooong time, I just want to be super careful with mine. )

    Automatic maintenance runs some unnecessary background tasks while the computer is on.

    In Windows 8, you could disable automatic maintenance through Task Scheduler. In Windows 10, the "task" of Automatic Maintenance is no longer there. Looks like Microsoft is hiding it. Where is it?
    Go to Control Panel, switch to view by small icons, Administrative tools, Defragment and Optimise, Change settings and switch off Optimise.
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  4.    22 Aug 2015 #4
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    That's for defragmentation only. Automatic maintenance does other things as well.
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  5.    22 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjoe View Post
    That's for defragmentation only. Automatic maintenance does other things as well.
    Sorry
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  6.    22 Aug 2015 #6
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    Check your action center, under maintenance there is a option to change the scheduled maintenance. What SSD did you buy, your prob better off just leaving it to do the maintenance as it does things like index your files for you. It can wake your pc from sleep though.
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  7.    22 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
    Check your action center, under maintenance there is a option to change the scheduled maintenance. What SSD did you buy, your prob better off just leaving it to do the maintenance as it does things like index your files for you. It can wake your pc from sleep though.
    Samsung 850 Evo 1TB.

    It's annoying how MS keeps dumbing down their OS to an unbearable level. Taking away users' control since 2012 with Windows 8...
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  8.    22 Aug 2015 #8
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    With one that good I would probably just leave it alone, and yes 10 seems to have some unfinished ui elements and things in odd places. It kinda looks like they gutted windows 7/8 and left parts they did not have time to make a ui for. I'm sure it will get more stream lined as the updates roll out that change big issues people find. No mater what I disabled to the point of the pc almost not being able to wake back up mine would always wake from sleep after about 3 hours so I went back to 7 and it may be have been an upgrade issue or something to do with my soundcard but I do not have time to mess with it atm. I do not regret coming back at this time. I also have a lot of old games that do not work with the DRM ban in 10 as well so that's a downer (I do understand why they did it though).
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  9.    22 Aug 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
    With one that good I would probably just leave it alone, and yes 10 seems to have some unfinished ui elements and things in odd places. It kinda looks like they gutted windows 7/8 and left parts they did not have time to make a ui for. I'm sure it will get more stream lined as the updates roll out that change big issues people find. No mater what I disabled to the point of the pc almost not being able to wake back up mine would always wake from sleep after about 3 hours so I went back to 7 and it may be have been an upgrade issue or something to do with my soundcard but I do not have time to mess with it atm. I do not regret coming back at this time. I also have a lot of old games that do not work with the DRM ban in 10 as well so that's a downer (I do understand why they did it though).
    I agree. The two settings panels are really frustrating... What the hell was wrong with the Control Panel which everyone was used to which made Microsoft begin replacing it? I do not like the new "Settings" at all! Looks like something straight out of a mobile OS.

    And hmm... I've been running many disc based games with SecuROM with 0 issues in Windows 10... I guess the "ban on DRM" was just another click bait article.
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  10.    22 Aug 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjoe View Post
    I agree. The two settings panels are really frustrating... What the hell was wrong with the Control Panel which everyone was used to which made Microsoft begin replacing it? I do not like the new "Settings" at all! Looks like something straight out of a mobile OS.

    And hmm... I've been running many disc based games with SecuROM with 0 issues in Windows 10... I guess the "ban on DRM" was just another click bait article.
    The DRM is on certain types of the stuff and the settings menu is for more touch friendliness and if you are in tablet mode they even get bigger.
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