How to Change Windows 8 Updates Schedule Time

Every Microsoft operating system has a common feature called ‘automatic updates’. Microsoft added this in all the operating systems to keep the system up-to-date for protection against new security threats and enhancing system performance. For enabling automatic updates, Windows 8 need not be configured because it is already set to check for the latest updates everyday at 3:00AM and it does not matter whether the system is running or shutdown. I have noticed personally that if Windows 8 users have high-speed internet connection, then Windows updates works very smoothly. But in case of slow internet connection speed, Windows 8 lags behind the speed and usually takes longer time for downloading the updates. Wouldn’t it be better to change the Windows 8 updates to another time or stop it for a specific period of time? I know lots of Windows 8 users want to get rid of the Windows 8 update settings and here are the detailed steps to perform it:

1. Automatic updates settings are available under the Control Panel at the following location:

Control Panel > System and Security > Action Center > Automatic Maintenance

You can also search for automatic maintenance in Control Panel or Windows 8 Charms Search. In the automatic maintenance window, click on “Change Automatic Maintenance settings” and it will open a new window where you can change the automatic maintenance schedule time.


2. In the Automatic Maintenance window, you can change the Run maintenance tasks daily settings to other different time other than the default time set at 3:00AM. You can set it to another time when your system is free for a few minutes like 9:00AM, 12:00PM and so on. You can also uncheck the box to disable automatic system wakeup to complete the automatic schedule maintenance at the scheduled time.


Now you have changed the Automatic Maintenance time, to save it click on the OK button.

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