Running an application when the computer first comes on isn't hard to do. Setup routines makes these routines when you first take the PC out of the box. But wouldn't it be great if you could have some programs run at other times, at times of your own wishes? Ta-da! The Task Scheduler! Not only can it manage those programs that begin at startup, you can define when and how often an application will run. Check out these tips for the how-to.
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How to Run a Program when Windows Starts
It's easy to have a program run when Windows starts. In fact, by using the Task Scheduler, you can have all sorts of things happen on different schedules. This tip introduces you to the Task Scheduler by showing how to have a program run at system startup.
Modifying or Deleting a Program's Schedule
Windows makes it easy to define tasks and to run them on a regular schedule. If you later want to modify or delete a task, here's how you do it.
Scheduling a Program to Run on a Schedule
If you have certain programs that you want to have run automatically, you can use Windows Task Scheduler to quickly set up tasks to do this.
Understanding the Task Scheduler
If you want to have a program run at a certain time or when a specific system event occurs, you'll want to understand the Task Scheduler, which is the subject of this tip.
Using the Task Scheduler from the Command Line
In another tip you learned a bit about the Windows Task Scheduler. There may be times, however, when you want to perform Task Scheduler actions from the command line. This tip describes most of the commands available at the command line.