Jul 6, 2009

What is Scheduled Tasks?

Tips for Scheduled Tasks

Scheduled Tasks are very helpful for a busy user. With scheduled tasks, you can schedule any script, program, or document to open/run at any time that is most suitable for you. Scheduled Tasks starts each time your system starts and runs in the background.

With Scheduled Tasks, you can also:

  • Schedule a task to run daily, weekly, monthly, or at certain times (such as system startup).
  • Change the schedule for a task.
  • Stop a scheduled task.
  • cancel a scheduled task
  • Customize how a task will run at a scheduled time.

Select default operating system for startup

Free Computer tip on how to select default OS for system startup

If you have more then one OS installed on your system, you might be facing this problem
Right click at my computer and click at properties
On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
Under System startup, there is Default operating system option, you can select the operating system you want to start when you starts.
Select the Display list of operating systems for check box, and then type the number of seconds you want the list displayed before the default operating system starts .

Automatically put your computer on standby

Free computer tip for system standby

You might not know that you can automatically put your computer on standby. But remember when you computer is on standby your data is not saved to your hard drive so in this case if there is interruption in power supply your data will be lost.
If you are using a laptop, you can specify one setting for battery power and a other for AC power. You can adjust any power management option that your computer's hardware configuration supports. Normally power options automatically detects the available hardware on your computer and shows you only the options that you can control.

How to do it?

Open Control Panel and then select Power Option.
In Power Schemes, there is a drop down menu click the down arrow, and then select a power scheme. The time settings for the power scheme are displayed in System standby, Turn off monitor, and Turn off hard disks. You can select your suitable timing by selecting a time in Turn off monitor if you want to turn off your monitor before your computer goes on standby.
select a time in Turn off hard disks if you want to turn off your hard disk before your computer goes on standby.