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Windows 8 scheduled optimization defrag will not set

Hell I have a windows 8.1 system that the schedule optimization defrag will not set every time I try to turn it on it gives me a Windows couldnt save the optimization schedule error.... I am not sure why this is happening .... Any suggestions?
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Can you please post the exact error message?
Tyler VerkadeCommented:
If you hit the Windows key + R, and type Services.msc, look for your Task Scheduler service. Is it running, and is it set to Automatic/Manual/Automatic(Delayed)? Also, while you're in there, check for the Disk Defragmenter service and ensure that it isn't disabled.
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Deerek11Author Commented:
@awawada the complete error is Windows couldn't save the optimizations schedule.
Access is denied (0x80070005)

@Tyler Verkade Task scheduler service is set to automatic but I couldnt find the service Disk Defragmenter
Tyler VerkadeCommented:
Are you running Disk Defrag as an administrator? Also, do you have admin privileges?
Problem is: Your User needs permission on the C:\WINDOWS\Tasks folder.

Grant your User full control permission to the C:\WINDOWS\Tasks folder.
Many modern PC's with Windows 8.x use SSD's. SSD's should NEVER be defragged, and windows 8.x should disable defragmentation automatically if it detects an SSD. If you defrag an SSD you just reduce it's life-span.

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