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Windows 7: Disabling Task Scheduler in win7

09 Mar 2010   #1
BabaYaga

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Disabling Task Scheduler in win7

Hi Guys,

I never had any problem disabling Task Scheduler service in XP Pro.

It seems to me that this option is not available in win 7
All settings are dimmed. I cannot reset it from Automatic to Disabled.

How that can be done? My account has Admin rights (only one account here)

I must try this because there are enormous number of sceduled tasks. I don't need any of them. Most of them are from preinstalled Applications by Asus, but there are some MS stuff as well, that I don't want to use anyway

Thanks in advance for ideas


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09 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Type task scheduler in search. When you see it, right click and run as administrator. Then right pane, disable. This disables individual service, not the task scheduler.
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09 Mar 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Disabling Task Scheduler...Uhhh no, this in not Windows XP Task Scheduler is far more important in Windows 7. Disabling it will only hurt the system. Disabling it will not improve any performance.
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09 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello BabaYaga, welcome to Seven Forums!



Too many MS services in Windows 7 rely on the task scheduler to run successfully, it can't be disabled without disabling the entire system.
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09 Mar 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

By having a quick look in the Task Schedulers, list all your MS services...That's a huge amount!
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09 Mar 2010   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

It's not a good idea. Trust me. Back in the Win7 beta days, the whole task scheduler would malfunction and the only way to fix it was a reinstall/"upgrade". I would keep slamming my head on my desk because of how I have to do an upgrade install every 2 weeks to get it working again.

Without Task Scheduler, my system was "stable" technically. But just as others have said, too many programs depend on Task Scheduler and when you start to meddle with things after TS is off, you'll start to realize you need it.

Examples of programs that need task sched:
System Restore (checkpoints)
Reliability History (index and stability are scheduled through TS)
Windows Update (check)
Other Program Updates (depending on the program)

And checks such as
TCP/IP conflicts
Disk Diagnosis
Network Info check
System Sound Service
Power Controls
WinSAT (performance and abilities)
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09 Mar 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Baba Yaga,
Here's what i do, and with no ill-effects.

Download, install, and run Autoruns.exe.
You will need to "Run as administrator"

Oh yes, to run as administrator--Right-Click on Autoruns.exe and choose "run as administrator"

Wait for autoruns to finish examining your system, then go to the Task Scheduler tab. There you can disable any scheduled task which you do not feel is needed. Here I will let the cat out of the bag--I've disabled all tasks there and my system runs well and fast. I'm not saying to follow my lead-just reporting what I've done.

Autoruns for Windows
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11 Mar 2010   #8
BabaYaga

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Guys,

Thank you all for replies.

I suspected as much that it's not advisable just to shut down Task Scheduler (TS) in win 7.
Yes, I do know how to work with Autoruns and that many stuff depends on TS in this system

... actually from some example above - I don't need those: no diagnostics , no history etc... "Sound Service" ??? ... Oh my!

Sure I will go one by one regarding scheduling the same way as I am doing with unneeded services as per Black Viper

Shame.
Actually I am not really working with win 7 ... just setting up for some friends with new laptops & preinstalled win 7
I passed Vista (never used that disaster). Win 7 is not much better ... and x64 - is a joke

Personally staying with Linux (few flavours) and using XP Pro ... until 2014

... but most likely I'll have further questions therefore your help is much appreciated

Tanks again and best wishes.
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11 Mar 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


There's not much to be gained and a lot to be lost (system instability) removing / disabling services in Windows 7 and it won't really add back any resources; "Black Viper" isn't as relative as it was back in the ol' XP days.

Best of luck.
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11 Mar 2010   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello again.


There's not much to be gained and a lot to be lost (system instability) removing / disabling services in Windows 7 and it won't really add back any resources; "Black Viper" isn't as relative as it was back in the ol' XP days.

Best of luck.
Yes that's true it was back on XP...but some service like fingerprint card, windows biometric, Wwan and some others...can be easily disable if not installed on the computer...
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