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Windows 7: Task Scheduler

30 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
Task Scheduler

I did an in-place upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium. I now get an error message when using Task Scheduler:

"An error occurred in task Reminders-Sherry. Error message: The specified account name is not valid."

The new folder name is: C:\Users\Administrator\

I think the old Vista name was: C:\Users\Sherry\

Please help. Thanks

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30 May 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install


This is the advice that 99% of the membership will give you. Do a clean install, upgrade will be nothing but trouble.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

If you need additional help with the install, just post.
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30 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I agree with rich. Upgrading rather than clean install is fraught with possible problems.
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31 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Since reinstalling doesn't answer the question, I'll try to do so. First, go to the windows\system32\tasks directory and start looking around. See if you can find any rogue tasks that were set up for the user "sherry" and then delete them. You can right click on the filenames that are enclosed in {} and select properties, then details, to see what user owns them.
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