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Windows 7: Task scheduler

27 Oct 2009   #1
Bebeoix

Windows Seven x64 French 7600
 
 
Task scheduler

Hello,

Why Seven is the first Microsoft OS with 35 active tasks at the beginning ?

We can disabled tasks scheduler ? Or delete this 35 tasks ?

Seriously i am note sure if in the 35 tasks they are important for the system ?
I'm the first who have discovery that or ... ?

Thanks.
(sorry for my English)


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27 Oct 2009   #2
Disk4mat

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

Task Scheduler starts and stops tasks constantly. These tasks arent always running. Some will trigger durring logon and stop after the task is completed.

When a task is listed as Active it dosent mean thats its currently running. Only that the task is set to run if a condition is met. You can see this in the Trigger column and Last Run column.

Double click the task. If the status is 'Ready' then it is not running.

I have 38 active tasks with only 1 task running. The other 37 are at idle waiting for a trigger so they can run. After they run, they will stop and return to the idle state.
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28 Oct 2009   #3
Bebeoix

Windows Seven x64 French 7600
 
 

Thank you, but i know that.

All tasks is idle for the moment, but when the trigger is set (00:00 H, or 01:00 H, etc...) the tasks launch.

My question is not how a tasks is launched.
My question is why with windows Seven, we have ~35 tasks in the tasks scheduler ? It is necessary for the OS ?

Thanks.
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28 Oct 2009   #4
waz

windows 7
 
 

i didn't even notice; thanks for the post man
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28 Oct 2009   #5
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Do not touch those tasks; Windows 7 uses the Task Scheduler to launch system and maintenance tasks in optimal circumstances for you and your system.

This way they don't need to run all the time.

Again: DO NOT touch them, once they are deleted, I'm not aware of any other way to reinstate them other than a repair install or reinstall.


(Ever since I installed Windows 7 in August and looked around a bit, I was afraid of this day, when a noob will discover it and have that irresistable n00bish urge to delete it all 'cause 'it seems two much'.)
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28 Oct 2009   #6
Bebeoix

Windows Seven x64 French 7600
 
 

I have disabled the task scheduler.
It is only for Microsoft experience program. Not important for the system.
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28 Oct 2009   #7
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

No, it is not only for that.

But, you, you do whatever pleases you, you're the smartest guy.

Just don't come back here crying 'I broke something, fix it, now!', OK?
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28 Oct 2009   #8
raboot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello... I have been disabling individual tasks (and triggers) for a long time. Since XP days. I am a PC gamer and like to run "lite." I go thru "services" also, disabling what I can that I think I do not need. But I do not turn off Task Scheduler in Services. That stays running.

Now on 7 Pro I have like 31 processes running, better than Vista's 38 or 39. I like blackviper.com to aid in what services I want to turn off.

I do not notice and have not noticed any adverse affects by do what I do. So I will stick to it. System runs lean and games run great.

Cheers,
....bobbyr
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28 Oct 2009   #9
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raboot View Post
Now on 7 Pro I have like 31 processes running, better than Vista's 38 or 39. I like blackviper.com to aid in what services I want to turn off.

I do not notice and have not noticed any adverse affects by do what I do. So I will stick to it. System runs lean and games run great.
My recommendation would be to at least remember what services you are disabling, preferably by quickly documenting it, so that you can undo those changes in the future should a problem arise.

I have been burned twice over the years by disabling services as per blackviper, but then only to discover at some future point that an OS or network problem with which I had been struggling was ultimately related to a service being disabled. Good way to learn lessons but at the cost of time and some frustration.
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28 Oct 2009   #10
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Unless you the user knows exactly what a particular service is for (educate yourself on what all the services do) and are not relying on some guys website ( went to that site BTW, would not recommend his advice), then feel free to turn off services that are not needed for your particular setup.

If YOU don't know what a service does then don't disable it because someone said its okay.
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