I'm having difficulties scheduling a task for when computer is idle. What I want to do is run a task after the computer has been idle for five minutes. I've tried creating a scheduled task in different ways, which will do this, but to no avail.
I go to Task scheduler to create a task: General Tab
Give the task a name, put the check box to run with the highest priv., and configure it for Win 7. Triggers Tab
New, Begin the task on idle, Repeat task for 15 minutes indefinitely, Enabled. Action Tab
Start whatever program. Conditions Tab
Start the task only if computer is idle for 5 minutes. Do not wait for idle. The settings I have not described stay default.
Now from what I can gather from this is that every 15 minutes, the computer will run the task if the computer stays idle for 5 minutes. Say, I start the computer and leave it like that, then the task should run after 5 minutes. Then after 10 minutes, it will once again start checking to run the task.
But this just does not work. If I leave the computer idle for even 7 minutes after startup, nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?