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Windows 7: "Task scheduler" & where to find it?

28 Apr 2014   #1
5tevie

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
"Task scheduler" & where to find it?

Hi guys,
I have been told that Windows 7 includes something called a Task scheduler and that I can get it to do things like running security scans automatically before the PC shuts down. Now, this may sound a bit strange but I can't find it. Mostly because I'm blind as a bat and the Computer screen, although a decent size, sits about 8 feet from my eyes. So, if some kind soul could tell me exactly where to find it, I'll have a Goosey and see what I can find out.
Cheers,
Steve.


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28 Apr 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

check out this tutorial. In this you will get the complete process on how to run the task scheduler and how to schedule a task in Win 7.

Keep us posted.
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28 Apr 2014   #3
5tevie

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

WOW!!! ... That was quick.
Off for a read. I shall report back later.
Cheers,
Steve
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28 Apr 2014   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Do keep us posted.
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28 Apr 2014   #5
5tevie

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

OK, First off, let me say that I very much appreciate the help that you guys come up with. The only problem is that it sometimes falls at the first hurdle.
For instance, I went to the tutorial and read this right at the beginning ......
Open Task Scheduler by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, then, System and Security, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Task Scheduler.* Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
So, I'm looking at the list of things in Control panel and there is no sign of anything called "System and Security". This annoys me because, although given good advice by helpful band of guys, the computer system has let them down. Anyway, because of that flaw, I decided to have a mooch around the Control panel options to see what I could find. It was only then that I discovered, "View by" and changed the icon size. That was no good so I tried clicking on, "Category" ..... BANG!!! There it was "System and Security". I would never have found it except by accident. Now, call me picky but surely that simple action should have been right at the start of the Tutorial, as in .....
Open Task Scheduler by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking "View by", then "Category" then, System and Security.
Just a thought. Anyway, back to the tutorial.
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28 Apr 2014   #6
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I understand what you mean. But, it is very clear. Normally in the control panel the icons are viewed as "Small icons". You get the options at the top right side to change the view type. This is how you see with option selected Category (first pic).

And of you change the option to small icons, it will change to (second pic)


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28 Apr 2014   #7
5tevie

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Archer .... If I click on Control Panel, I always get your second picture and, as you can see, there is no mention of "System & Security". When that happened, my only thought was, maybe my version of Windows 7 is a different version to the one used in the tutorial.
The bad news now is that as far as I can see, there's no way to do what I wanted anyway.
What I wanted to do was set my PC up so that it ran MSE and Malwarebytes when the computer was shut down. I appear to be snookered 'cos there is no option to "Run on shutdown."
Ah well, it was worth a try.
Cheers all,
Steve.
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28 Apr 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their is no option for any computer to do anything when it is shutdown, (off).

From post #7.
Quote:
What I wanted to do was set my PC up so that it ran MSE and Malwarebytes when the computer was shut down. I appear to be snookered 'cos there is no option to "Run on shutdown."
Ah well, it was worth a try.
Cheers all,
Steve.
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28 Apr 2014   #9
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well, In that case you need to have a script. Here's how you can enable scripts to run on shutdown.

But, I am not sure what will the script coding be. I am sorry for that. Maybe some expert here can help you with that.
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28 Apr 2014   #10
5tevie

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sorry guys, I need to clarify what I meant by "on shutdown."
I don't mean while the PC is shut down. I meant just as the pc starts to close down.
Maybe reading this thread will explain better.... Gentlemen .... Get your thinking heads on .... - The eBay Community

I am blackburn_stevie and the forum is the PC help forum on eBay.
Cheers,
Steve
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