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Put a Win 7 computer to sleep AND wake it up on schedule

The computer in our bedroom puts on a light show every night around 3 when it starts to update Windows. I'd like to put the PC to sleep at a fixed time and then have it wake up on its own at a later ...
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Task scheduler not executing argument

I am trying to run a program called the renamer that helps to move and rename files for my XBMC setup as a scheduled task (Win7 x64 HyperV VM on Domain). My current process is to run the program ...
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1answer
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An unknown software opens a window that can't be closed even from the Task Manager

There is a windows that keeps on reappearing on my desktop and won't go away (it's not listed in the Application or Processes tab of Task Manager). It looks like a plain light gray box with two ...
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How to kill a task that is “lacking an instance”?

Spotify first killed itself but "something of it" kept lingering which was detectable as a task with PID 8664 and judging from the fact that RAM usage kept changing from time to time - it "did ...
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How do I get a .bat file to run in Task Scheduler at PC Startup?

Alright so I have been reading through the various answers on Super User for this question and no one has seemed to actually post a way of running a .bat file in Task Scheduler at PC startup. I would ...
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1answer
281 views

Windows Scheduled Task and Windows Form application

I have a windows form application that is using a WebBrowser control, I want to run this in a schedulded task on my windows 7 machine, but when I run it, the program doesn't seem to save any web pages ...
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1answer
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Task Scheduler from Command-Line?

I'm using Windows7 and I want to make a scheduled task with my options using Task Scheduler Command line mode utility that called "SchTasks". But there is some problems using Schtasks : 1) Is there ...
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1answer
396 views

Task Scheduler Event when an Application Ended

How can I make a Task in the Windows 7 Task Scheduler with Trigger when an Application Ends ? I want to make a task when my "explorer.exe" process ends. How can i make it ?
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Cannot end processes with taskkill, get “the system cannot find the file specified” error

Whenever I run the following in a command prompt: taskkill /f /im chrome.exe I get an error saying "the system cannot find the file specified". I've tried that command without the /f option, and ...
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2answers
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what is msctfmonitor task handler?

My desktop, every day shut down in same time. (1:26 pm) I saw running task, in Task Scheduler and found two task. 1- MsCtfMonitor and 2- SystemSoundsService Do this tasks turn off my system?
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2answers
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Disable ability to add startup items in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a tool like StartupMonitor for Windows 7? Note: This is not the question "How to disable startup items" because the simple answer is: "Use msconfig". Now as ...
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1answer
390 views

Windows 7 tasks don't switch when clicking window

I got a peculiar problem with an enduser today. He says for the past month or so, if he has a window open (not maximised) and he clicks the window below it (also not maximised), it won't switch to ...
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1answer
805 views

How can I schedule a task to run only when the computer is shut down?

Is there a configuration for scheduled tasks to run only when the computer is shut down or more likely prevent a task from running if it hasn't been booted up to run the task? I'd like to run all my ...
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3answers
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msfeedssync.exe what does it do?

i had a program msfeedssync.exe as a scheduled task on my machine, wondering what is this for & how did it get scheduled on my windows 7 machine? Thanks.
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How can I use Task Scheduler to schedule a .jar file?

I have an executable jar file and I am trying to create a scheduled task for every day using windows Task Scheduler I go through the following steps: open Task Scheduler -> Create Basic Task -> ...
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2answers
613 views

Remotely check if processes are running on Windows 7 box

I'm handling a group of applications that need to all run at the same time and work together, on around 10 machines, most of them Windows 7 pro, and a couple of ubuntu servers. I'm trying to develop ...
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1answer
162 views

Do System background tasks in Windows 7 run throttled?

I am trying to Trace installations, to do that I have to wait for the "systems background tasks" to cool out. Or it traces all the system tasks going on. It can take a some time to finish all the ...
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1answer
274 views

Sleep Computer when Windows Backup completes?

My laptop is set to run weekly backups, but unfortunately it often takes many hours to backup the small drive (for whatever reason). I like to leave it running at night-time while I'm not using it, ...
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3answers
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automatic end useless processes

in WIN 7 if you open windows with administrator username, you will have lots and lots of procceses active. But if I login with guest I will have 70% less processes, but still enough for what I need. ...
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1answer
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Scheduled task won't start with “Run whether user is logged in or not”

I've set up a task to run SyncToyCmd.exe, it will run fine if the task is set to "only run when user is logged on". But if I choose the second option to run even if it is logged off, it says "Running" ...
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Windows 7: How to change the taskbar font size

Windows 7 (Aero) does not offer an option to easily change the taskbar font size. BACKGROUND: I was using the Medium Text size of 125%. (Set via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display) ...
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3answers
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Windows stuck in reboot loop due to existing Scheduled Task

Is there a way to stop Task Scheduler on startup? I ask because I have made mistake while creating task, and now my computer shuts down after 1 min. That's not enough time to open the Task ...