How to Schedule Automatic Maintenance on Windows 11 or 10?

On Windows 11/10, Automatic Maintenance is a feature on Windows that combines several different background tasks and performs them all at once at a scheduled time, usually, 2 AM by default. Windows automatic maintenance windows are set to run for 1 hour only. If the tasks don’t complete within that hour, Windows will stop and complete the task during its next maintenance window. If the computer is turned off and the tasks are not run, Windows will run the tasks the next available time when your computer is not being used.

Windows System Maintenance tasks include Windows Updates, security scanning, and another system diagnostic. Windows Automatic System Maintenance is enabled by default. Microsoft recommends that it remains that way. However, if your PC is usually not turned on at 2 AM daily. You can change and update the scheduled run time to a different slot to ensure the tasks are running daily.

This risewindows post will guide you on how to schedule automatic system maintenance on Windows 11.

How to Schedule Automatic Maintenance on Windows 11 or 10?

As mentioned above, Windows automatic system maintenance tasks run at 2 AM daily. If your computer is usually not running at that time of the day, you can change the scheduled run time to a time when your computer will be on and not in use. For that, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Sign in to your computer using an administrator account.

Step 2. Now, open the Control Panel.

Step 3. Then, click the System and Security.

Step 4. After that, click on Security and Maintenance.

Step 5. Now, click the Maintenance header to expand it.

Step 6. Then, click the link Change maintenance settings.

Step 7. After that, on the Automatic Maintenance window, set a new time you want Windows automatic maintenance to run.

Step 8. Finally, click the OK button to save the changes.

Microsoft only allows you to change the maintenance schedule time and has not provided any way to turn it off completely. This feature may help your computer to run smoothly and efficiently.

That’s it for the article.

Good luck & Stay healthy, guys.

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