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Windows 7: Task Scheduler error.

29 Sep 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Task Scheduler error.

I have used Task Scheduler before to create automatic restore points every time the computer is switched on.

It doesn't work now, and it gives the message The format of the task is not valid. The following error was reported: (2,8)version:1.4

The task is attached.

Can anyone tell me how I can get it to function again?

Thank you.

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File Type: txt Automatic Restore Point creation at StartUp.txt (3.4 KB, 4 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Syncopator,

Just my observations
System restore in my opinion is Outdated, and as MS are redacting it in W10 they feel the same way
you are better off using something like Macrium
Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

It can be setup to image as and when you like, and can perform a FULL system image restore <15mins.
Bonus being its on an external device, and your not using the resources on your machine.

Anyway back to your question
just create a task within Task scheduler that has a dependency (trigger) upon sppsvc.exe a delayed startup program.
Task Scheduler - Create New Task - Windows 7 Help Forums

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you Roy. I've been wondering about Macrium and Acronis for some time. Any idea which, if either, is the simpler to use?

I don't understand how to create a restore point, even with that tutorial about creating a task. I think I'll steer clear of that.
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29 Sep 2017   #4

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Syncopator,

the system restore exe is


so create task trigger is sppsvc. exe

then Action = run rstrui.exe.


My preferred is Macrium
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29 Sep 2017   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I have used Macrium for a few years for doing image backups & on the odd occasion I have had to reinstall an images it has worked perfectly. So I would recommend it.
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