It’s no secret that maintenance is something that your computer needs. But, if you don’t have much time Windows’ 10 automatic maintenance is something you might be using, but not for long if it’s giving you too many problems, right? There are other tools you can use to give your computer the maintenance it needs.
It can be very annoying coming back from getting a cup of coffee and notice that your Windows computer is slow because automatic maintenance decided to start up. One of many reasons as to why you may want to turn it off. The following guide will show you how to turn it off and back on, just in case you ever change your mind.
How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Maintenance
To turn off Automatic Maintenance, you will need to make some changes to the Windows registry. Whenever you make any changes to it, even if they are small ones, can result in massive consequences. If you want to play it safe before you make any changes, it’s a good idea to back up any important files you don’t want to risk losing.
Start up the Registry by pressing the Windows and the R key. When the search bar appears, type regedit and press Enter. When the registry opens go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > Schedule > Maintenance.
To the right, you should see the option that says MaintenanceDisabled. If it’s there, right-click on it and select Modify. When the new window appears change the value data number to 1. It will be set to zero by default. If you don’t see the MaintenanceDisabled option, you’ll need to create it.
Right-click on the right pane and place the cursor over the New option. When the new window appears choose the option that says DWORD (32-bit). When it’s time to name it, name it MaintenanceDisabled. Once it’s created, right-click on it and select Modify. Remember, you’ll need to change the Value data to one.
How to Turn the Windows 10 Automatic Maintenance On
If at some point you change your mind and want to turn the Windows Maintenance feature back on, it’s possible. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > Current Version > Schedule > Maintenance > DWORD value 0.
Remember, the Windows Maintenance feature is a useful one. If you don’t want to use it, make sure that you’re using other forms of maintenance to keep your computer in good shape. How do you keep your computer in good shape?