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Windows 7: How to use Task Scheduler to close a program?

16 Jan 2014   #1
MouseFollower

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
How to use Task Scheduler to close a program?

Is there a way to use TS to close programs?

I want a way to schedule times for certain programs to close. I already know how to use TS to shutdown the computer.

Also, i'd prefer if no annoying messages popped up, like when I schedule a shutdown the computer pops up with "Your computer will shutdown in one minute". Is there a way to remove the warning?

The computer is Windows 7 Home Premium x64


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16 Jan 2014   #2
indianacarnie

 

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16 Jan 2014   #3
MouseFollower

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

No I haven't.
I will try it now, thanks
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16 Jan 2014   #4
indianacarnie

 

You're very welcome, let us know how it turns out.
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16 Jan 2014   #5
MouseFollower

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Okay I tried it out and was unable to get it working.
Heres what I have so far:

[TASKKILL /F /IM "iexplore.exe"

Is saved to a notepad file titled : "stop internet.bat"

I set the task to run and instead of closing the Internet it opens a command prompt for a split second then it disappears
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16 Jan 2014   #6
MouseFollower

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Nevermind that last post, I figured it out

I shouldn't have had the "[" before Taskkiller

Thanks again it worked
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18 Apr 2014   #7
AmigaRoots

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Doesn't taskkill actually forcifully kill the running process instead of closing it normally (like sending an Alt+F4 command)? Or is the same? Because if it's not the same, killing a process like that might cause problems with some programs.
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