Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This article describes how to modify a scheduled task in Windows XP. After you create a scheduled task in Windows XP, you can modify the task's settings, stop or pause the task, or remove the task from the schedule.
Opening scheduled tasks to modify them
To modify a scheduled task, click Start, click All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Scheduled Tasks. The Scheduled Tasks window opens so that you can modify the settings.
Changing settings for scheduled tasks
To change the settings for a task, right-click the task you want to modify, click Properties, and then use either or both of the following methods:
* To change the schedule for the task, click the Schedule tab.
* To customize the settings for the task, such as the maximum run time, idle time requirements, and power management options, click the Settings tab.
After you change the scheduled task, the task temporarily stops. To restart the task, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Control panel, and then click Scheduled Tasks.
2. Right-click the scheduled task, and then click Rename.
3. Right-click the renamed task, and then click Run.