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how to disable hardware diagnostic tools monthly test

I am so sick of this thing interrupting what I am doing.  How do I disable this, or set it to run when I'm not using computer?  I couldn't find any facility within the program to alter settings.  Computer is using Windows Vista home premium on HP a6403w.  TIA!

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You could infact uninstall it by going to ctrl panel>programs>programs and features next choose hardware diagnostic tools to have it uninstall. If you just wanna disable it, just go to all programs>PC Help and tools>hardware diagnostic tools and next choose scheduled and maintenance. Uncheck enable schedule maintenance and once is uncheck you see under next schedule run and as schedule maintenance is disable

 

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Thank you for your reply.  I couldn't find the screen from your picture, but it looked like it was on the "alerts" page.  When I looked at the alerts, it said it had done a scheduled maintenance and had a link to open task scheduler to edit settings.  I was able to change it inside the task scheduler from 10 AM to 3 AM.  Have a great day! 

 

...Who at PC Doctor thought people wanted to be interrupted once a month at 10 AM?  Think it through, folks...!

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On Windows 10, I disabled it by

  1. Start/ Task Scheduler
  2. Under Task Scheduler Library, select the entry:  PCDRScheduledMaintenance
  3. Once selected, click Action/Disable (menu or at right).  Or you can change the time of day.

 

Enjoy not being interrupted.

 

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