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Windows 7: start and stop a program

17 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 64bit
start and stop a program

hi all im after a free program that i can start a program at a set time and close that program at a set time im runing windows 7 64bit also im not to tech savey on software

any help would be great

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17 Jul 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

windows 7 comes with its own software to do this - the task scheduler.

here's a tutorial.
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17 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7 64bit

i cant see were thers a opion to close the program at a set time
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17 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martin26e View Post
i cant see were thers a opion to close the program at a set time
Depends on the type of program. Some programs if you force them to close by just using a kill command, you can corrupt the data or settings in the registry. If it's a program that does not write any files it might not matter. What you might want is a macro type program that can send keystrokes to tell the program to save its data, wait for it to save, then tell it to close.. for intance if it's an editor you might send Control-S to save, then Alt-X to exit, if those are the keys it uses. I would take a look on Softpedia and other freeware sites. There should be a bunch.

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