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Windows 7: TaskScheduler: can one specify a task's priority?

31 May 2010   #1
mmo

2x Windows 7
 
 
TaskScheduler: can one specify a task's priority?

I am starting a couple of tasks each time I log in. However, since the number of these tasks keeps growing they are slowing down my startup more and more and so I rather would like to schedule them to run with low priority and/or delayed (like a minute AFTER startup has completed...).

It seems, that TaskScheduler has no option to specify something like that (except to start things when the system has been idle for a specific time, but my experience with that is, that this never seems to happen...).

Any idea? Is there a way to specify that a scheduled task should run with a specific priority?

Michael


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31 May 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have a looky here pal maybe this might help

MS TechNet - Schtasks
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31 May 2010   #3
mmo

2x Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the pointer. Alas, it doesn't really solve my "problem".
Schtasks seems to offer all the options that the Task Scheduler UI does but not more. In particular I found no option or switch re. priority of the process being started.

M.
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08 Aug 2013   #4
foomonger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to export the task, edit the priority, then import it again. The default is 7. 8 is the lowest, 1 the highest. -fm
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08 Aug 2013   #5
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foomonger View Post
You need to export the task, edit the priority, then import it again. The default is 7. 8 is the lowest, 1 the highest. -fm
You did notice the last post in this thread was over 3 years old?

That being said, you do not need export tasks to set delay. Simply edit the Trigger to set delay (Task Properties > Triggers tab):
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You can set any value there or select a pre-set value from drop down list.

Kari


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