How to disable Windows 8 triggered automatic maintenance tasks?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Phoenix, May 20, 2015.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    A friend of mine is having a problem with his Windows 8.1 installation where when the computer is idle, his laptop's fan start spinning so fast because of some idle maintenance tasks. The problem is, even if he does start to use his computer, the task keeps running even if his computer is not idle

    Can someone please provide a step by step instructions on how to disable this completely forever?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Phoenix

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  4. Phoenix

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    When I ran this last command:

    SCHTASKS /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\Setup\SetupCleanupTask" /DISABLE

    I got an error message saying:

    The specified task name "SCHTASKS /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\Setup\SetupCleanupTask" /DISABLE" does not exist in the system
     
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  5. abbodi1406

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    No problem, ignore it :)
     
  6. Phoenix

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    ah ok thank you, I thought you might've made a mistake in the context so I thought you wanted to fix it :tea:
     
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  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Nope :cool:

    the task is present in my English system by default

    you can open TaskScheduler and check if there is a task in path \Microsoft\Windows\Setup
    maybe it differ for other editions/languages