My Top-8: Updates and Maintenance
This blog explores some of the changes in Windows® 8 related to PC maintenance, installing updates, and other related activities.
Windows 8 improves the state of performance improvement and maintenance activities with a variety of changes across the product. Some of these changes include the following:
- Improvements in the behavior of background services to reduce overhead and power consumption. One example is Windows Update, which no longer runs all the time.
- Scheduled Defrag updated to support Storage Spaces.
Trim support across storage types.
Startup app performance impact assessment in Task Manager.
- Automatic Maintenance – a feature that provides one place for scheduling maintenance activities for Windows and apps.
This last change is discussed in more detail on the next page.
One of the most important maintenance-related improvements in Windows 8 is Automatic Maintenance. This is a new system maintenance service that can be used by Windows components and apps to schedule maintenance activities on the PC in one scheduled window per day.
Automatic Maintenance is shown in Action Center in the Maintenance section.