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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.

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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.

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

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