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Check if a file is scheduled to be deleted

In Windows, a program can schedule a file to be deleted when the computer restarts. Is there a way to know if a file is scheduled to be deleted, short of restarting the computer, and checking if the ...
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Priority increase when I look into task manager

This is my observation, in Windows many times when we start any application, it won't start but process name gets added in task manager. When I click on it or try to end process, it immediately gets ...
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Create an archieve with current date and time in file name using 7z command line

Today I lost my whole Far Cry 3 save game suddenly. So now I want to backup it's save game folder automatically on a certain period of time using windows task scheduling. I want to include date and ...
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schtasks in windows XP

I am trying to use schtasks to create a scheduled task. While I have no problem using this utility on my Windows 8 machine (or Windows 7 for that matter), I find that XP machines don't have this exe ...
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Automatically starting a Windows app that requires a username and password

We have a legacy application(with GUI) in our company. Because it needs to enter user and password to start manually, we can not automatically start it after reboot. We need a program to do this for ...
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How does Windows processor affinity work with hyperthreaded CPUs?

How does Windows processor affinity work with hyperthreaded CPUs? Let's use an example (pictured) of a system with four cores, each with a hyper-threaded virtual core. Which cores correspond to each ...
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task scheduler in windows server 2008

The windows task scheduler fails to stop even after completing the task. It re-runs the completed task. So how to configure the task to stop after particular duration ??
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uTorrent automatic scheduling program

I am using utorrent on a mini "home utorrent server" full time. And when I go to bed, I have to manually set up the bandwith limit to max. And in the morning, I have to set it up to, say, 60% of the ...
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Windows Task Scheduler: Can I export (save) my tasks?

I've setup a dozens of tasks on the Windows Task Scheduler. Everything is working fine but now I am concerned about being able to re-create these tasks if the PC needs to be replaced. The problem is ...
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Does the Windows scheduler allocate equal length quanta to threads?

Is the time slice (quantum) that the Windows Kernel Dispatcher allocates to threads the same length for every thread, or does it base the size of quantum on the priority of the thread like Linux does? ...
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Scheduling starting a service after another service

I have a service that needs to be started only AFTER another service. Is there some way to configure the service to only start once another has finished starting? Obviously, I could use a delayed ...
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Windows similar to *nix “at” command

*nix has the "at" command, which can be piped to to run a program at a certain time. Like this: echo "SOME_COMMAND" | at 00:00 Windows also has an "at" command, which creates a run-once scheduled ...
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Schedule a job from the Windows command line?

On Linux there is cron job and at job. Is there a way to schedule a job from the command line on Windows? The Task Scheduler GUI is not what I am after. I must modify a script to schedule an event ...
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Windows equivalent to cron?

What's the Windows equivalent to cron, or for those of you unfamiliar with Unix, how does one schedule a program to run at regular intervals?