How to disable Automatic Maintenance using Registry Editor in Windows 10

By | November 15, 2017

When not using Windows, you can set to run maintenance automatically at a specified time. Automatic maintenance provides Windows Update and software updates, security scan, and system diagnostics in batches. It is usually done in the background to not affect normal computer work.

However, there is a possibility that a problem may occur in the computer by running automatic maintenance. For example, problems such as blue screen and serious errors may be caused by automatic maintenance.

When such a thing happens, you may think that it was better to stop automatic maintenance from the beginning.

Disable Automatic Maintenance

▼ Click 1Start maintenance to run the maintenance.

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▼ 1Maintenance in progress” is displayed as below.

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Now we will stop automatic maintenance.

Running Registry Editor

▼ Press Windows + R keys, and enter 1regedit to open the Run, click 2OK button.

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▼ User Account Control(UAC) appears to allow you to run the Registry Editor. click 1OK button.

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▼ The Registry Editor window opens. First, navigate to path below.

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

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▼ In the Maintenance key, right-click in the empty space on the right and click 1New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

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▼ Rename New Value #1 to 1MaintenanceDisabled.

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Change Running Time

▼ Double-click on value 1MaintenanceDisabled and you can see “Edit DWORD (32 bit) value” window. Enter 21 in the “Value data” field, and click 3OK button.

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▼ The setting is finished.

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▼  After you run the Maintenance above once again, click on the 1Start Maintenance” to run the maintenance.

However, there is no response. As a result, “Maintenance” has been disabled.

▼ Even though it is possible to specify the running time by clicking “Change maintenance settings” on the right, Also there is no response even at the specified maintenance time.

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Run maintenance again

▼ To enable “maintenance settings” again, set “value data” to “0” in MaintenanceDisabled value. Or simply delete MaintenanceDisabled. Then Maintenance can be carried out as usual.

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