How to run Automatic Maintenance in Windows at the specified time

By | October 30, 2017

When you are not using Windows for a while, you can set your PC to run maintenance automatically at a specified time. In Automatic Maintenance, Windows Update, Software Update, Security Scan, System Diagnosis etc are done collectively.

In addition, the default setting is set to run when the computer is in a sleep state, by releasing the power save at the scheduled time for automatic maintenance.

During automatic maintenance, the PC will be slow down.

If the computer is used at the scheduled time, auto maintenance will be runned at the time that the computer is not in use.

Setting Automatic Maintenance

▼ As below, press Windows + R key to open Run, and enter 1control or C:\Windows\System32\control.exe in the text box. Click 2OKbutton.

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▼ In the “Control Panel” window, specify View by: Large(small) icon and click the 1Sound.

Windows10 Automatic Maintenance

▼ On Security and Maintenance window, click 1 at the right end of Maintenance.

Windows10 Automatic Maintenance

▼ 1Last run date” of “Automatic Maintenance” as below is displayed and you can check the latest maintenance time. Click 2Change maintenance settings.

Windows10 Automatic Maintenance

Changing the run time

▼ You can set time to run the maintenance task at “Maintenance task running time”.

If you check 2Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time, maintenance will be started at the specified time even when it is in sleep mode.

Click 3OK button.

Windows10 Automatic Maintenance

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