Opening Windows 7 Task Scheduler

Windows 7 Task Scheduler is a very powerful tool that lets users create repetitive tasks. Standard Users can create tasks that affects their user account and files. Creating and/or modifying system tasks will require administrative privileges.

Some simple tasks an user can create and perform are:

  • disk cleanup tasks
  • simple popup reminders
  • opening programs at specific times

Open an Elevated Task Scheduler

  1. Click on the Start Orb button to open the Start Menu. Refer to Image below.

    Opening the Start Menu in Windows 7

  2. Type the following in the Search programs and files box. Refer to Image below.

    Task Scheduler

  3. Right-click Task Scheduler in the Start Menu results to select Run as administrator to open Windows 7 Task Scheduler with elevation. Refer to Image below.

  4. Provide credentials if prompted.

Open Task Scheduler without Elevation

  1. Click on the Start Orb button to open the Start Menu. Refer to Image below.

    Opening the Start Menu in Windows 7

  2. Type the following in the Search programs and files box. Refer to Image below.

    Task Schedule

  3. Click Task Scheduler in the Start Menu results to open Windows 7 Task Scheduler without elevation. Refer to Image below.

Platforms Tested

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
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Edited: April 11, 2014

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