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Windows 7: Basic Question about Scheduled Events

26 May 2010   #1

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Basic Question about Scheduled Events


My question is pretty simple. By default, it seems events such as disk defragmentation and installation of important updates are scheduled for times early in the morning such as 3am. As my computer is always off at that time, when does it happen? Does it manage to do it without the computer being on? Does it wait until I switch on the computer and do it then?

Any help is appreciated!

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26 May 2010   #2

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YOu can go to task scheduler and see what it says about each event. Your computer may be enabled to wake for scheduled events, but not when it is off. Need help with task scheduler, just post? Usually the event happens, after you turn it on. Again, go to task scheduler, if you cannot figure it out, just ask
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26 May 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Talexe, welcome to Seven Forums!

As Rich has suggested you can schedule tasks to run as needed, have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to post back if you have any questions.

Task Scheduler - Create New Task
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