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Scheduling A Task in Windows 8 Via Task Scheduler (Backups, Batch Files And More)

Schedule Tasks_ll Scheduling tasks is simple enough in Windows 8 – you can easily schedule entire batch files that will work through as many commands at a time as you want, creating a completely automatized machine

Using The Task Scheduler To Schedule A Backup Batch

Search for schedule and click on Settings

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1. Step On the left, click the item Schedule tasks

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2. Step Next, click on Create a Basic Task:

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3. Step Next, you can enter a name – you can change this later – REMBMER THIS NAME

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4. Step When you want to the task to run? Select the recurrence pattern e.g. daily, weekly and so on – if you have a special batch file that you want to start whenever someone logs on you can do that here too

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5. Step Now specify an exact date and time when to start and the recurrence time

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6. Step You can choose from a variety of tasks, e.g. Start a program or batch file, send a mail to a friend or even display messages

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7. Step Simply browse for the backup batch and double-click it – easy, huh?

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8. Step Click Next, then Finish

9. Step Now scroll a little down to the field Active Tasks, select one task then hit the first letter of the name you remembered in step 3 on your keyboard e.g. “R” and it will jump directly to all tasks starting with this letter.

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10. Step Want to check the settings? Double-click the task and you can modify it or review the settings

You’re already done – wasn’t so difficult, right? If you still have questions, let us know

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Published: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 Last Modified: March 3, 2013

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