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Windows 7: Task Scheduler - run program on wake

17 Aug 2010   #1
foreversilent004

Win7 x64 7232
 
 
Task Scheduler - run program on wake

I simply want to run a program when the computer returns from standby, but I see no options in the scheduler.

Help?


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17 Aug 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello foreversilent004.





Not sure this is what you're looking for but have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to keep us informed.


Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
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17 Aug 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Use Task Scheduler.
Create a new task.
Give it a name
For Trigger, make a new one.
Begin the task: and select task for wake up
Then selection actions and conditions.
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17 Aug 2010   #4
foreversilent004

Win7 x64 7232
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Use Task Scheduler.
Create a new task.
Give it a name
For Trigger, make a new one.
Begin the task: and select task for wake up
Then selection actions and conditions.
There is no selection for 'on wake' in the pulldown menu
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17 Aug 2010   #5
foreversilent004

Win7 x64 7232
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello foreversilent004.





Not sure this is what you're looking for but have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to keep us informed.


Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
This is for my HTPC, and it is always logged on. It is always powered, just sleeping or in use.
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17 Aug 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Weird. I thought it existed for Vista but, like you said, it's not there for 7.
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17 Aug 2010   #7
foreversilent004

Win7 x64 7232
 
 

So, any other options you can think of?
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28 Dec 2011   #8
REB

Windows 98 SE
 
 

I truly hate when the results on Google come up with this forum. 90% of the time the answers are stupid, wrong or just something someone would answer without really reading the OP's question.

****in' hell...
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28 Dec 2011   #9
JimLewandowski

 
 

FWIW, I think Task Scheduler is the most valuable thing around in Windows.

Pull up Event Viewer (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer) and select (LH side) caret by SYSTEM LOGS. Then select SYSTEM.

Scroll and find the time when your PC just woke up from sleep. The event ID will be 1 and source column will be Power-Troubleshooter.

Highlight that and then right-click and select Attach task to this event. Then do your thing by setting up all the applet panels.

Here's mine (using the COPY tile from the lower pane):

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Power-Troubleshooter
Date: 12/28/2011 8:31:26 PM
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords:
User: LOCAL SERVICE
Computer: Jim-GLH
Description:
The system has resumed from sleep.
Sleep Time: ‎2011‎-‎12‎-‎28T23:36:50.608543500Z
Wake Time: ‎2011‎-‎12‎-‎29T01:31:18.170801200Z
Wake Source: Unknown


Test by simply issuing a MESSAGE when that event occurs (will present a popup window for you of text).
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28 Dec 2011   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM 17.3 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimLewandowski View Post
Test by simply issuing a MESSAGE when that event occurs (will present a popup window for you of text).
I could never get the pop-up message to work.

I could make it run a program (IrfanView) which played a noise/tune though.
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