Learn about Windows® 7 Task Scheduler
Learn about the role and benefits of Task Scheduler in Windows 7. How can this tool be used effectively in Windows 7?
Windows 7 offers a powerful utility called Task Scheduler. This helps you to schedule tasks which do various actions at a particular time or when a particular event occurs. This is a very flexible application which allows you to have an easy navigation between different tasks in library. All these tasks could be created by Windows 7 Operating System or by the user itself. This allows the user to manage different tasks by collecting all the related information about the task which you want to manage. You could run, disable, delete and modify various tasks. Task Scheduler Library associated with Task Scheduler gives you the capacity to manage various processes like deletion, disabling etc. Task scheduler works by triggers and actions. Trigger causes various task to run. The examples of triggers includes user log in, entering to an idle state etc. Task manger allows you to define both action and trigger.
Tips to use Task Scheduler in Windows 7 are given below:
- Tips to access Task Scheduler
- Tips to create Task Scheduler
- Tips for advanced user
Tips to access Task Scheduler
Windows 7 is powered with Task Scheduler and it is helpful to manage and automate different tasks. Accessing the Task Scheduler is very useful. In Windows 7 go to Start menu and select All programs option. Here you could see all the installed programs in your system. From All programs select the Accessories and go for System Tools. System Tool is the place where you could see the utility. Another way to access this utility is via the search bar option in the Start menu. For this type 'Task Scheduler' in search bar and you could see Task scheduler under Programs.
Tips to create a Task Scheduler
After you access the Task scheduler you could create a task from Create Basic Task option. You could see a Windows to assign task while you click on 'Create basic Task'. If you want to create task which is disk clean up, enter the name of task and description of task in the space provided. Then you need to press next button. Next step is to give at what time this task is to be performed. There are different options given which includes daily, monthly, one time, when computer starts etc. So choose the choice accordingly. You also need to fill the time, day, month, etc. if needed. Next step is to select the action which is needed to take place. While you select an application like disk clean up, you need to select the utility by browsing to the correct place.
Advanced users could set the task by adding additional settings. This includes setting various security settings, set triggers, set task actions, set the conditions to run the task and set failure behaviors. For advanced users you could set the task to be run only on demand, set to run the task for a number of times if it fails and you could also configure it.
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