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Windows 7: Can I create a repeating alarm through Windows 7 with no software?

16 Dec 2015   #1

Can I create a repeating alarm through Windows 7 with no software?

I work on a computer all day, in order to avoid my eyes and neck from bugging out, can I set an alarm to remind myself to get up from my seat now and then?

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16 Dec 2015   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Visual Basic is a part of Windows 7.

No additional software is needed to create a Message Box.

MsgBox "Get up and stretch!"
Create a new/empty text file.
Copy/paste the line in the code box into that text file.
Save/name the file something like stretch.vbs

You can use a scheduled task to have that box pop up as often as desired.

See this tutorial for another way to do what you want:
Task Scheduler - Create Task to Display a Message Reminder
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17 Dec 2015   #3

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan

Batch file.

@echo off
REM Turn sound on!
color a9
timeout 1 >NUL
echo The day isn't over yet!
set "line_to_speak=%USERNAME%, is that you sleeping again? You better wake up before I make you do star jumps!"
mshta "javascript:code(close(new ActiveXObject('SAPI.SpVoice').Speak('%LINE_TO_SPEAK:'=\'%')))"
mode 145, 28
call :wakeup
timeout 1 >NUL
mode 82, 25
timeout 1 >NUL
goto :loop

	echo WWWWWWWW                           WWWWWWWW               kkkkkkkk                                                                       !!! 
	echo W::::::W                           W::::::W               k::::::k                                                                      !!:!!
	echo W::::::W                           W::::::W               k::::::k                                                                      !:::!
	echo W::::::W                           W::::::W               k::::::k                                                                      !:::!
	echo  W:::::W           WWWWW           W:::::Waaaaaaaaaaaaa    k:::::k    kkkkkkk eeeeeeeeeeee         uuuuuu    uuuuuu ppppp   ppppppppp   !:::!
	echo   W:::::W         W:::::W         W:::::W a::::::::::::a   k:::::k   k:::::kee::::::::::::ee       u::::u    u::::u p::::ppp:::::::::p  !:::!
	echo    W:::::W       W:::::::W       W:::::W  aaaaaaaaa:::::a  k:::::k  k:::::ke::::::eeeee:::::ee     u::::u    u::::u p:::::::::::::::::p !:::!
	echo     W:::::W     W:::::::::W     W:::::W            a::::a  k:::::k k:::::ke::::::e     e:::::e     u::::u    u::::u pp::::::ppppp::::::p!:::!
	echo      W:::::W   W:::::W:::::W   W:::::W      aaaaaaa:::::a  k::::::k:::::k e:::::::eeeee::::::e     u::::u    u::::u  p:::::p     p:::::p!:::!
	echo       W:::::W W:::::W W:::::W W:::::W     aa::::::::::::a  k:::::::::::k  e:::::::::::::::::e      u::::u    u::::u  p:::::p     p:::::p!:::!
	echo        W:::::W:::::W   W:::::W:::::W     a::::aaaa::::::a  k:::::::::::k  e::::::eeeeeeeeeee       u::::u    u::::u  p:::::p     p:::::p!!:!!
	echo         W:::::::::W     W:::::::::W     a::::a    a:::::a  k::::::k:::::k e:::::::e                u:::::uuuu:::::u  p:::::p    p::::::p !!! 
	echo          W:::::::W       W:::::::W      a::::a    a:::::a k::::::k k:::::ke::::::::e               u:::::::::::::::uup:::::ppppp:::::::p     
	echo           W:::::W         W:::::W       a:::::aaaa::::::a k::::::k  k:::::ke::::::::eeeeeeee        u:::::::::::::::up::::::::::::::::p  !!! 
	echo            W:::W           W:::W         a::::::::::aa:::ak::::::k   k:::::kee:::::::::::::e         uu::::::::uu:::up::::::::::::::pp  !!:!!
	echo             WWW             WWW           aaaaaaaaaa  aaaakkkkkkkk    kkkkkkk eeeeeeeeeeeeee           uuuuuuuu  uuuup::::::pppppppp     !!! 
	echo                                                                                                                      p:::::p                 
	echo                                                                                                                      p:::::p                 
	echo                                                                                                                     p:::::::p                
	echo                                                                                                                     p:::::::p                
	echo                                                                                                                     p:::::::p                
	echo                                                                                                                     ppppppppp       
goto :eof
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