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    Windows 8 Automatic Maintenance

    I've just come across what to me is a new utility for Windows. Found in Windows 8, it is called Automatic Maintenance, and is found in the Action Center. The information I've been able to find is sketchy, I'd like to find out what kind of maintenance is accomplished by this utility.

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    From http://www.itworld.com/software/1696...ures-windows-8

    Microsoft puts a heavy emphasis on optimizing and increasing overall stability of Windows 8: A new "Automatic Maintenance" regularly checks for solutions to problems (via Windows Error Report), runs the .NET Optimization Service and defrags all hard disks automatically -- all of this happens while the PC is on idle, of course.
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    Jerry, does Automatic Maintenance defrag SSDs? (I hope not).
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    No. It will execute TRIM commands on SSDs.

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    The Automatic Maintenance settings can be modified using the Action Center for some, and Task Scheduler > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows for the rest.

    For example, I have Defrag disabled in Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Defrag, because I prefer MyDefrag. I have MyDefrag scripts scheduled using Task Scheduler Library.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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