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Disable Automatic Computer Maintenance in Windows 10

Disable Automatic Computer Maintenance in Windows 10

When you are not using your PC, Windows 10 performs a number of maintenance tasks. These scheduled tasks are configured to run automatically out-of-the-box. One of them is Computer Maintenance. It is a complex task which performs a number of operations to keep your OS clean and configured properly. It performs various tasks like finding and fixing broken shortcuts, removing unused Desktop shortcuts, correcting the system time and more. If you are not happy with the result of this maintenance or have a reason to prevent the OS from changing your shortcuts and settings, here is how to disable it.

How to disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

How to disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Modern Windows versions come with an Automatic Maintenance feature. It performs various optimization tasks while you are away from your PC or when your PC is idle or has a low level of activity. These tasks include disk defragmentation, Windows Update cache optimizations, Security Essentials/Defender scans and many such maintenance tasks.
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While Automatic Maintenance is useful, some users might prefer doing these optimizations themselves manually. Also some may not want Automatic Maintenance to interrupt their activity. If you think you are better off without this feature, here is how you can disable it.