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Windows 7: Alarm clock?

28 Sep 2010   #1
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Alarm clock?

Is there a sort of alarm clock in Windows?
I mean that sort of thing that I set e.g. to 3:15 pm and it goes off and displays a notice that reminds me of what I wanted to do at that time.

I seem to remember that there was a thing like that in Win 95, but it was dropped in WinXP and I haven't found it anymore since then...


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28 Sep 2010   #2
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Take a look at this page. You can use the Task Scheduler and Windows Media Player to set up an alarm clock.

Windows 7 Task Scheduler (As Alarm)
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28 Sep 2010   #3
MK2

 
 

Hi,

You also could use a separate program, here's two:

Winalarm, I think it works with Windows 7: WinAlarm - Download your free reminder and alarm program!

Talking alarm clock, will also give a alarm instead: Talking Alarm Clock

MK2
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28 Sep 2010   #4
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I did a google search, and it came up with tons of junk. So I thought I'd rather ask in a forum which is known to give professional help

Thanks for the links. I was hoping that there was an on-board solution, I don't like to have a lot of little apps running in the background. But I'll check out those you recommended
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28 Sep 2010   #5
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esha View Post
I did a google search, and it came up with tons of junk. So I thought I'd rather ask in a forum which is known to give professional help

Thanks for the links. I was hoping that there was an on-board solution, I don't like to have a lot of little apps running in the background. But I'll check out those you recommended
The google search led me to the link in SevenForums and the first link is in that post
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29 Sep 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

here you go this is quite good and its free!!! Download ClocX - freeware analog clock

they have different versions and 64BIT

THE LATEST VERSION:
ClocX 1.5 beta 2 Standard (941 KB) mirror1 mirror2 (updated on 26th July 2007)
ClocX 1.5 beta 2 Full (9400 KB, contains Standard version + addtitional clock images) mirror1 (simtel.net) mirror2 (download.com)
ClocX 1.5 beta 2 Standard x64 Edition (1106 KB, for Windows XP x64 and Vista 64-bit) mirror1 mirror2


ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND IMAGES (SKINS):
(Optional, included already in full instalation)
PNG pack - zipped pack of PNG clocks (recommended for Win2000/XP/Vista)
png_pack.zip (4812 KB)
BMP pack - zipped pack of bitmap backgrounds (recommended especially for Win9x/ME/NT)
bmp_pack.zip(1358 KB, updated 05/16/2004)
Note: Unzip content of ZIP files to your ClocX\Presets directory.
I will appreciate if you send me your own ClocX presets or INI file for already created image, if you create some.


OLD VERSIONS:
ClocX 1.5b1
ClocX 1.4
ClocX 1.3a5
ClocX 1.2a6


Attached Images
Alarm clock?-clock-x.png 
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29 Sep 2010   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

If you wish to use a native solution other than the Task scheduler, you can always have a look at desktop gadgets - I used to use a gadget called Sphere Timer - check out the MS gallery - other options are also available
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29 Sep 2010   #8
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you wish to use a native solution other than the Task scheduler, you can always have a look at desktop gadgets - I used to use a gadget called Sphere Timer - check out the MS gallery - other options are also available
What a fantastic suggestion, i have been looking for a more elegant solution than task scheduler, and since vista have been a gadget convert!
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