Here we will discuss how to manage the automatic maintenance feature on Windows 10 computers. The steps are discussed below.
Nonetheless, the automatic maintenance feature always automatically performs on Windows 10, but you can easily organize several features of the Automatic Maintenance feature. Here how to do it:
- Click on the ‘Control Panel’ icon to launch it.
- In the Control Panel window, choose the ‘System and Security’ tab.
- After that, press the ‘Security and Maintenance’ tab.
- Click to expand the maintenance window to disclose the Automatic Maintenance options.
- Next, choose ‘Change Maintenance Settings’ link option.
- From the drop-down menu list, choose ‘Run maintenance tasks daily’ option.
- Now, set the time you want the system to run the automated maintenance tasks.
- Press the ‘Apply’ tab followed by ‘OK’ button.
Once completed, now the computer system starts performing maintenance daily at the specified time selected by the user for a maximum period of 1 hour.
Steps to Turn Off Automatic Maintenance Feature on Windows 10
Usually, the automatic maintenance feature is a handy feature; you always have to keep enabling this feature for the betterment and smooth running of the computer system. But if anyone triggered any issue such as sudden crashes or any other related issues, we suggest you turn off the feature. Here how to do it:
Though Control Panel doesn’t contain an alternative to turn off the Automatic Maintenance on Windows 10 computers; you can modify this feature by using the Registry option. How to disable this feature:
- Open the Start menu.
- Then, press the Windows + R keys all together to launch the ‘Run’ search box.
- In the search box, type the following command: ‘regedit’ to open the Registry window.
- After that, search for the following command:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Maintenance
- Now, right-click on the key recently created by you, choose New option.
- Next, press the DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Give a name of that key as a ‘MaintenanceDisabled’ and hit Enter.
- Alternatively, click twice on the recently created DWORD and set value 0 to 1.
- Press Apply tab followed by OK.
- Once done, restart the computer system to apply the changes.
Ela Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2001. As a technical expert, Ela has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup