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How to Confirm a Task Ran in Windows Task Scheduler

In Windows 7 and Windows Vista, you can automate a lot of tasks in the Windows Task Scheduler, but never assume that automation takes place. To confirm that a task has run and run properly, follow these [more…]

How to Open the Scheduled Tasks Window in Window XP

Windows XP provides you with the Scheduled Tasks window. It’s a place where you can create your own tasks — programs that run to do various things — automatically on a schedule. It’s part of the automation [more…]

How to Create a Task in Windows XP Scheduled Tasks

Not all computer maintenance is automated in Windows XP. As a prime example, consider the Defrag utility. You should run this tool often to keep the hard drive performing at top efficiency. Yet Windows [more…]

How to Confirm a Task Ran in Windows XP Scheduled Tasks

Some tasks are like submarines: They’re running, but you can’t see them from shore. That’s because the task whizzes away in the background, doing its thing and not bothering you or otherwise being obvious [more…]

How to Edit, Disable, or Delete a Windows XP Scheduled Task

Because few things are perfect the first time, you'll probably end up editing, disabling or deleting your tasks after your create them. You may want to edit the parameters so defrag doesn’t run in the [more…]

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