Checklist: Configuring Task Scheduler

The following table lists the actions you perform most often with Task Scheduler. For a complete list of instructions, see How to


Before you can schedule a task to run, you must add the task.

Schedule a new task

After scheduled tasks are created, you can modify the program, the schedule, or the specifics of a particular task.

Modify a scheduled task

You can remove scheduled tasks that are no longer needed.

Remove a scheduled task

If a scheduled task starts while you are using your computer, you can stop the task and then restart it later.

Stop a scheduled task that is running

You can set a scheduled task to run only when your computer is idle for a specific amount of time.

Run a scheduled task when the computer is idle

You can stop a scheduled task from running if your computer switches to battery power.

Set power management options for a scheduled task

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