↑ Return to Apple and Windows Tricks

A20 Scheduled Windows 8.1. tasks that are safe to disable

George Dorgan By
George Dorgan
My articles
Follow on:

Page no: A20

Page no: T57

 

 

The following list are the scheduled tasks that are safe to disable.
With a tool like Glary Utilities or Tune Up Utilities, one can enable or disable tasks

Glary Utilities Task Enable

Needed?TypeExplanationIssuerDirectoryRegistry
NoTaskAD RMS Rights Policy Template Management (Automated)\Microsoft\Window\Active Directory Rights Management.................................................................................. Services Client
YesTaskAD RMS Rights Policy Template Management (Manual)\Microsoft\Windows\Active Directory Rights Management Services Client
YesTaskAnalyzeSystem\Microsoft\Windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostics
NoTaskAUFirmwareInstall\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
NoTaskAUScheduledInstall\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
NoTaskAUSessionConnect\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
NoTaskAutoWake\Microsoft\Windows\SideShow
NoTaskBackground Synchronization\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files
YesTaskBadge Update\Microsoft\Windows\WS
YesTaskBindingWorkItemQueueHandler\Microsoft\Windows\NetCfg
YesTaskCacheTask\Microsoft\Windows\Wininet
NoTaskCalibration Loader\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsColorSystem
NoTaskData Integrity Scan\Microsoft\Windows\Data Integrity Scan
YesTaskExtractor Definitions Update Task\Microsoft\Windows Live\SOXE
YesTaskFamilySafetyRefresh\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
YesTaskFile History (maintenance mode)\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory
YesTaskForceSynchronizeTime\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization
YesTaskGadgetManager\Microsoft\Windows\SideShow
NoTaskHiveUploadTask\Microsoft\Windows\User Profile Service
YesTaskHotStart\Microsoft\Windows\MobilePC
NoTaskIdle Maintenance\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler
YesTaskIndexerAutomaticMaintenance\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
NoTaskLogon Synchronization\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files
YesTaskMaintenance Configurator\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler
YesTaskManual Maintenance\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler
YesTaskMobilityManager\Microsoft\Windows\Ras
NoTaskOptimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5-21-2524706859-1155184403-820686307-1001\
YesTaskProactiveScan\Microsoft\Windows\Chkdsk
NoTaskProperty Definition Sync\Microsoft\Windows\File Classification Infrastructure
YesTaskRegular Maintenance\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler
YesTaskSecure-Boot-Update\Microsoft\Windows\PI
NoTaskSessionAgent\Microsoft\Windows\SideShow
YesTaskSmartScreenSpecific\Microsoft\Windows\AppID
NoTaskSQM data sender\Microsoft\Windows\IME
YesTaskSqm-Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\PI
YesTaskStartComponentCleanup\Microsoft\Windows\Servicing
YesTaskSync Licenses\Microsoft\Windows\WS
NoTaskSystemDataProviders\Microsoft\Windows\SideShow
YesTaskSystemSoundsService\Microsoft\Windows\Multimedia
YesTaskSystemTask\Microsoft\Windows\CertificateServicesClient
YesTaskTpm-Maintenance\Microsoft\Windows\TPM
YesTaskUserTask\Microsoft\Windows\CertificateServicesClient
NoTaskUserTask-Roam\Microsoft\Windows\CertificateServicesClient
YesTaskWinSAT\Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance
YesTaskWSTask\Microsoft\Windows\WS
YesTaskOffice 15 Subscription HeartbeatMicrosoft Corporation%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office15\OLicenseHeartbeat.exe\Microsoft\Office
YesTaskUpdateLibrary%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing
YesTaskSysprep Generalize DriversMicrosoft Corporation%SystemRoot%\System32\drvinst.exe 6\Microsoft\Windows\Plug and Play
YesTaskMNO Metadata ParserMicrosoft Corporation%SystemRoot%\System32\MbaeParserTask.exe\Microsoft\Windows\Mobile Broadband Accounts
YesTaskConfigNotificationMicrosoft Corporation%systemroot%\System32\sdclt.exe /CONFIGNOTIFICATION\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup
YesTaskConsolidatorMicrosoft Corporation%SystemRoot%\System32\wsqmcons.exe\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program
NoTaskVerifiedPublisherCertStoreCheckMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\appidcertstorecheck.exe\Microsoft\Windows\AppID
NoTaskPolicyConverterMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\appidpolicyconverter.exe\Microsoft\Windows\AppID
YesTaskScheduledDefragMicrosoft Corp.%windir%\system32\defrag.exe -c -h -o -$\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag
YesTaskGatherNetworkInfo%windir%\system32\gatherNetworkInfo.vbs\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace
YesTaskNotificationsMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\System32\LocationNotifications.exe\Microsoft\Windows\Location
YesTaskLPRemoveMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\lpremove.exe\Microsoft\Windows\MUI
YesTaskPre-staged GDR NotificationMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\NotificationUI.exe /Applicability\Microsoft\Windows\Setup
YesTaskProxyMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d acproxy.dll,PerformAutochkOperations\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk
YesTaskProgramDataUpdaterMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe aepdu.dll,AePduRunUpdate\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
YesTaskStartupAppTaskMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe Startupscan.dll,SusRunTask\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
YesTaskWsSwapAssessmentTaskMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe sysmain.dll,PfSvWsSwapAssessmentTask\Microsoft\Windows\Sysmain
YesTaskCleanupTemporaryStateMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.dll,CleanupTemporaryState\Microsoft\Windows\ApplicationData
YesTaskSynchronizeTimeMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\sc.exe start w32time task_started\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization
YesTaskSpaceAgentTaskMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\SpaceAgent.exe\Microsoft\Windows\SpacePort
YesTaskSRMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\srtasks.exe ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation\Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore
YesTaskQueueReportingMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\system32\wermgr.exe -queuereporting\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting
YesTaskFamilySafetyMonitorMicrosoft Corporation%windir%\System32\wpcmon.exe\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
YesTaskAitAgentaitagent /increment\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
YesTaskUninstallDeviceTaskMicrosoft CorporationBthUdTask.exe $(Arg0)\Microsoft\Windows\Bluetooth
NoTaskCCleanerSkipUACPiriform LtdC:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0)\
YesTaskOfficeTelemetryAgentLogOnMicrosoft CorporationC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\msoia.exe" scan upload\Microsoft\Office
YesTaskOfficeTelemetryAgentFallBackMicrosoft CorporationC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\msoia.exe" scan upload mininterval:2880\Microsoft\Office
YesTaskSynaptics TouchPad EnhancementsSynaptics IncorporatedC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe\
YesTaskDesktopStartMicrosoft CorporationC:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}\Event Viewer Tasks
NoTask{F3CF5910-F42B-4EC1-AC30-4EEA7F256452}Microsoft CorporationC:\Windows\system32\pcalua.exe -a E:\AR_KeyRun.exe -d E:\\
YesTaskScheduled StartMicrosoft CorporationC:\Windows\system32\sc.exe start wuauserv\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
YesTaskUPnPHostConfigMicrosoft Corporationsc.exe config upnphost start= auto\Microsoft\Windows\UPnP
See more for Apple and Windows Tricks