Windows 10: new to windows 10 question about maintenance
I wouldn't worry about either. What I'd do is run an SFC to determine if your Windows image shipped corrupted. I bring this up because its more common than you think.
Defrag - once a month is enough, Disk cleanup - once a month.
It won't however keep your computer in 'top condition'. That is merely a small part. There is more to doing that, like configuring about 100 things in Windows 10 and all your Applications.
I would also increase RAM Memory to 8 GB assuming your specs are right.
"Windows 10 is a 'self maintaining OS' when run on SSD"
Total nonsense, it is not a cure-all.
As an HDD user, I do my drive defragging every month or two. It only takes 15-30 minutes depending on the fragmentation, sometimes it only takes me 10 minutes to defrag my drive.
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