Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10

Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10: When your PC is sitting idle, Windows 10 performs automatic maintenance which includes task such as Windows update, security scanning, system diagnostics etc. Windows run automatic maintenance on a daily basis when you are not using your PC. If you’re using your computer at the scheduled time of maintenance then the automatic maintenance will run the next time your computer is idle.

The goal of the automatic maintenance is to optimize your PC and performs various background tasks when your PC is not in use which improves your system performance, so disabling system maintenance might not be a good idea. If you don’t want to run the automatic maintenance at the scheduled time then you could postpone the maintenance for another time.

Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10

Although I already told that disabling Automatic Maintenance is not a good idea but there might be some case where you need to actually disable it for example, if your PC freezes during automatic maintenance then you should disable maintenance in order to troubleshoot the issue. Anyway without wasting any time let’s see How to Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

First, let see how you could change the Schedule of Automatic Maintenance then if this doesn’t work out for you then you can easily disable the automatic maintenance.

Method 1: Change Automatic Maintenance Schedule

1.Type control in Windows 10 Search then click on Control Panel from the search result.

Type control panel in the search

2.Click on System and Security then click on Security and Maintenance.

Click Find and fix problems under System and Security

3.Now expand Maintenance by clicking the downward facing arrow.

4.Next, click on “Change maintenance settings” link under Automatic Maintenance.

Under Maintenance click on Change maintenance settings

5.Select the time at which you want to run the Automatic Maintenance then check or uncheck “Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time“.

Uncheck Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time

6.Once finished setting up scheduled maintenance click Ok.

7.Restart your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Maintenance

3.Right-click on Maintenance then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

create a new Dword in Maintenance called MaintenanceDisabled

4.Name this newly created DWORD as MaintenanceDisabled and hit Enter.

5.Now to Disable Automatic Maintenance double-click on MaintenanceDisabled then change it’s value to 1 and click OK.

set the value of MaintenanceDisabled to 1

6.If in future you need to Enable Automatic Maintenance then just change the value of MaintenanceDisabled to 0.

7.Close Registry Editor then restart your PC.

Method 3: Disable Automatic Maintenance Using Task Scheduler

1.Press Windows Key + R then type taskschd.msc and hit Enter.

press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler

2.Navigate to the following inside task scheduler:

Task Scheduler > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > TaskScheduler

3.Now right-click on the following properties one by one then select Disable:

Idle Maintenance,
Maintenance Configurator
Regular Maintenance

Disable Idle Maintenance, Maintenance Configurator, & Regular Maintenance

4.Reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it, you successfully learned How To Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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