Stopping Disk Cleanup in Task Scheduler

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You can stop Disk Cleanup in the Task Scheduler right from the "Start" menu on your computer. Stop Disk Cleanup in the "Task Scheduler" with help from an expert in information systems, programming languages, web development, and network security in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Luke, and this is "stopping disk cleanup in task scheduler." Task scheduler is something in Windows that allows you to schedule periodic tasks, one of which is very common is disk cleanup, or defrag, which helps you remove unused space in your hard drive and free it up so you can save stuff to it. To open task scheduler, the first thing you're gonna want to do is left-click on the start bar, in the bottom left, go to all programs, accessories, and then scroll down to where you see system tools. Under system tools, you will find task scheduler. Left-click to open. Here in task scheduler, on the left, you're gonna click the small arrow to open up the drop down. Next, go to Microsoft and do the same. Next, go to Windows, and do the same. Under Windows, you'll find a series of services that are periodically run. To highlight and see the status of any of them, simply left-click on them. This one is defrag. It's also known as disk cleanup. The way you can disable it is by going over to the right, when it's highlighted, and hitting disable. However, if you've already started a disk cleanup, or a defrag, do not stop it before it is finished, and that's it.


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