Don't let the time your computer sits idle go to waste! Put it to good use by scheduling automated tasks, perform maintenance,
open documents, launch programs and even brew a hot pot of coffee. OK, maybe not the coffee.
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Hi I'm Stacy Reed and today I like to show you a neat feature in Windows XP that allows you to setup schedule a task but automatically run its specified intervals. So schedule a new task, go to your start menu, click on the programs, accessories, system tools and then select scheduled tasks.
Now from here we’re going to launch the scheduled task wizard, we’re going to select next and from this list we’re going to look for the program that we would like to automatically run. If the program that you’re looking for is here, click on it and press the next button. However, if you’d like to run a program script or document that isn’t listed, click browse and point to the file location. So for instance let’s say that we want to run a disk cleanup once a week, I'm going to select it then click next, we’re going to give it a name if they already set one out by default. And we like to do it weekly so I’m going to select that from this menu.
Then we are going to click next and here is where we’re going to setup the time. I want to run it at 10:30, once a week on Mondays. It’s going to ask us to setup a password and confirm it and here we can choose to open the advance properties for the task. If we like to about we are not going to this time, I’m just going to select finish. And if we go back to our schedule task folder, we’ll find our new task sitting here and if we click on it. It will allow us to change our settings and passwords.
So that is how to schedule tasks to run automatically, bye for now.