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Automatic Maintenance - Change Maintenance Settings in Windows 8

  1. #11


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    Anytime.

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  2. #12


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    not sure if anyone is still following this thread. I noticed that in action center auto maintenance is scheduled for 2am and set to allow wake. That said the task "regular maintenance" under taskscheduler I see is scheduled for 2am daily but wake is not checked.

    Aren't these two the same task and why aren't they consistent? FWIW, I believe it is running every night but I don't see it in the logs. Shouldn't it show in the logs somewhere?
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  3. #13


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    Hello NCguy,

    Not sure about a log, but I would trust what you have set in the Automatic Maintenance settings.
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  4. #14


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    My maintenance is scheduled to run nightly at the default start time of 2am but for some reason it prefers to start at 3:30 am or some other random time that may be hours from the scheduled 2am. Its not due to busy because this happens when the system is asleep. This doesn't really affect anything but I would like to know why it consistently runs at a seemingly random time.
    Last edited by NCguy; 16 Feb 2014 at 08:32.
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    Hello NCguy,

    It could have been interrupted by something else trying to run when the PC wakes up causing a delay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello NCguy,

    It could have been interrupted by something else trying to run when the PC wakes up causing a delay.
    Good point. Unfortunately the logs under 8.1 haven't been very useful. Even events like entering and waking from sleep aren't been captured. They have in the past but every update seems to change what is logged. For the most part, it seems like 8.1 is capturing little compared to Windows 7. Anyhow mentioned all that just to say if there is other stuff running that is delaying the maintenance start up it isn't showing in the system log. Doesn't mean though that its not happening. Is there any place else to look?
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  7. #17


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    I'm not sure where to look for it either.
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  8. #18


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    Here's a question. Just exactly what does "Automatic Maintenance" do? Clean cookies, cache? Defrag?
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post
    Here's a question. Just exactly what does "Automatic Maintenance" do? Clean cookies, cache? Defrag?
    See the first post
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post
    Here's a question. Just exactly what does "Automatic Maintenance" do? Clean cookies, cache? Defrag?
    See the first post
    Yeah I read it but, since M$ wrote it in so much mumbo-jumbo in their usual fashion, the only 2 or 3 sentences actually needed flew right under my radar lol. I'm mad they wrote that long piece for nothing.
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