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Windows 7: Run task once an hour 7am - 9pm every day

21 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
Run task once an hour 7am - 9pm every day

I would like to schedule a task to run once an hour between 7am and 10pm every day. Can this be done in one task?

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21 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro-x64

You can set a start time and recurring parameters (hourly) but you can't set a specific end time for the scheduled task. The closest you can get is 12 hours or 1 day (ending at midnight I presume but this could mean 24 hours--I don't know).

It's that extra three hours that complicates the repetitions. There's only 15min, 30min, 1hr, 12hr, 1day options available. If you need 15 hours, you may have to make the last three hours separate tasks.
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21 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


I think Carwiz has it right, but you could try it as shown here. I'm not sure if the week settings over-ride the Expire settings other words I'm not sure what would take preference.


EDIT Oops. schedule should recur Every Week, not Every 52 weeks.

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21 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64

The Expire parameter is the expiration date/time of the scheduled task. This turns the task off after that setting. The scheduled task would run for one day then turn off. You'd have to go in every day and change it.
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