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Windows 7: Task Scheduler Has 40 Tasks Scheduled


27 Nov 2010   #1

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 
Task Scheduler Has 40 Tasks Scheduled

I took a look and seen 40 scheduled tasks. Just wondering if any are over kill. I see defrag in there as well.

Its as installed Windows 7 Pro x64.

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27 Nov 2010   #2

 
 

A few perhaps. But you'll find a few are once off's or never runs.

You can cull those you know that you don't need, or plan to do manually (ie Disk Defrag), but for the most part you'd be hard pressed to notice them going about their business.
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27 Nov 2010   #3

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Thanks, I'll consider it not broken and not fix it.
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27 Nov 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you mean Processes when you say Tasks. 40 is not a high number. I usually have over 60 doing nearly nothing on the system. Under the CPU tab you will observe that there are only very few that are really running - most are "dormant".
Killing processes is a risky business because you cannot tell by the name what they imply. Some are really jerky because they do a lot of things besides the obvious. And the same applies to the tasks in Task Manager.
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27 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

No he means Scheduled Tasks. Click on Start and type scheduled tasks. Click on Scheduled Tasks when it appears. Expand Microsoft then Windows. You'll see lots of tasks scheduled to run at various times for various reasons.
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27 Nov 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
No he means Scheduled Tasks. Click on Start and type scheduled tasks. Click on Scheduled Tasks when it appears. Expand Microsoft then Windows. You'll see lots of tasks scheduled to run at various times for various reasons.
I know. But tasks and processes are related. Although one task can trigger several processes.
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28 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Agreed.

When you schedule something it's called a Task. The task can launch any form of executable, com, exe, bat, cmd, vbs, jar, etc. They in turn can become one or more Processes.
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28 Nov 2010   #8

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Thanks Guys,

I like to trim any fat I don't use from a OS I can but I'll leaving that stuff alone.
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