Microsoft scheduled tasks


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Jeff

I was exploring my new W 7 Home Premium system's "scheduled tasks" and
was amazed at the number of tasks setup to run at various times or on
log on. Is there somewhere I can learn about these scheduled tasks so I
can safely determine which one I can discontinue?
Thanks, Jeff
 
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Char Jackson

I was exploring my new W 7 Home Premium system's "scheduled tasks" and
was amazed at the number of tasks setup to run at various times or on
log on. Is there somewhere I can learn about these scheduled tasks so I
can safely determine which one I can discontinue?
Thanks, Jeff
What did Google say?
 
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Guest

Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com said:
I was exploring my new W 7 Home Premium system's "scheduled tasks" and
was amazed at the number of tasks setup to run at various times or on
log on. Is there somewhere I can learn about these scheduled tasks so I
can safely determine which one I can discontinue?
Thanks, Jeff
Post their description here, or post a link to a screenshot that you can
upload somewhere.
We'll our best to point you to the right direction.
 
J

Jeff

Post their description here, or post a link to a screenshot that you can
upload somewhere.
We'll our best to point you to the right direction.
Thank you. That is very kind. These are all under task scheduler.

One (under games) checks for updates for MS installed games

However most are seen when you open the Windows folder (in tasks
scheduler. Under sub-folders):

- Active directory,
- AppID,
- "Application experience" (don't like that one..),
- "customer experience", scheduled defrag (prefer to do it manually, but
did not know it was set this way till I looked here),
- location activity (huh?)
- maintenance (measures performance once a week) I would rather do
manually when desired
- a whole slew under Media Center ..... too many to list
- MUI: Language cleanup tool ?
- Power efficiency diagnosis
- software protection platform ?
etc., etc.

I bet the system could run much faster if many of these tasks were
discontinued. But which ones?

Jeff
 
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Al Smith

Thank you. That is very kind. These are all under task scheduler.

One (under games) checks for updates for MS installed games

However most are seen when you open the Windows folder (in tasks
scheduler. Under sub-folders):

- Active directory,
- AppID,
- "Application experience" (don't like that one..),
- "customer experience", scheduled defrag (prefer to do it manually, but
did not know it was set this way till I looked here),
- location activity (huh?)
- maintenance (measures performance once a week) I would rather do
manually when desired
- a whole slew under Media Center ..... too many to list
- MUI: Language cleanup tool ?
- Power efficiency diagnosis
- software protection platform ?
etc., etc.

I bet the system could run much faster if many of these tasks were
discontinued. But which ones?

Jeff

I've been deleting scheduled tasks for the past little while
tonight, those I'm pretty sure I don't need running. I'd like to
delete as many as possible -- my question, are any scheduled tasks
really necessary for the computer to run? I've got four left in
the list -- three of them don't have run times listed, and the
fourth I disabled. I think it was for some kind of feed, which ran
every night around 2:30 AM. I'm tempted to just delete all four,
but wanted to ask if any are really necessary to start and run my
computer? A couple of them don't have names, just a string of
numbers and letters within curly brackets.

-Al-
 
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Guest

Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com said:
Thank you. That is very kind. These are all under task scheduler.

One (under games) checks for updates for MS installed games
OK, that is optional, you can do it manually.
However most are seen when you open the Windows folder (in tasks
scheduler. Under sub-folders):

- Active directory,
Is your computer part of a domain?
If it is just at home, disable this one.
This one is suspicious.
I have some theory that this is an application installed calling home.
Try disabling it and see what happens.

- "Application experience" (don't like that one..),
Sounds like an OEM pre-installed junk. Disable it and see what happens,
and then you can delete it when it is safe.
- "customer experience", scheduled defrag (prefer to do it manually, but
did not know it was set this way till I looked here),
Same as above.
- location activity (huh?)
I would certainly investigate this one further.

- maintenance (measures performance once a week) I would rather do
manually when desired
Safe to disable or remove.
- a whole slew under Media Center ..... too many to list
This is probably because you have media center enabled and possibly have
either a capture capable card or a TV tuner.

I would say leave those alone of you have the above.
- MUI: Language cleanup tool ?
See if it is this one.
http://www.fileinspect.com/fileinfo/lpremove-exe/
Should not be disabled.
- Power efficiency diagnosis
This one is safe to disable.
- software protection platform ?
This one is related to Microsoft Office 7, from few reports that I have
seen, disabling this will render your copy of Office as non genuine.
etc., etc.
I bet the system could run much faster if many of these tasks were
discontinued. But which ones?

The best approach at this point is to experiment disabling one by one
and see how the system behaves for couple of days.

I hope this helped.
 
J

Jeff

I've been deleting scheduled tasks for the past little while tonight,
those I'm pretty sure I don't need running. I'd like to delete as many
as possible -- my question, are any scheduled tasks really necessary for
the computer to run? I've got four left in the list -- three of them
don't have run times listed, and the fourth I disabled. I think it was
for some kind of feed, which ran every night around 2:30 AM. I'm tempted
to just delete all four, but wanted to ask if any are really necessary
to start and run my computer? A couple of them don't have names, just a
string of numbers and letters within curly brackets.

-Al-
Yes I too have these with just numbers for names. I did not include them
to keep things "simple".
Jeff
 
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Jeff

OK, that is optional, you can do it manually.


Is your computer part of a domain?
If it is just at home, disable this one.


This one is suspicious.
I have some theory that this is an application installed calling home.
Try disabling it and see what happens.



Sounds like an OEM pre-installed junk. Disable it and see what happens,
and then you can delete it when it is safe.


Same as above.


I would certainly investigate this one further.



Safe to disable or remove.


This is probably because you have media center enabled and possibly have
either a capture capable card or a TV tuner.

I would say leave those alone of you have the above.

See if it is this one.
http://www.fileinspect.com/fileinfo/lpremove-exe/
Should not be disabled.


This one is safe to disable.


This one is related to Microsoft Office 7, from few reports that I have
seen, disabling this will render your copy of Office as non genuine.



The best approach at this point is to experiment disabling one by one
and see how the system behaves for couple of days.

I hope this helped.
Thank you. This helps.

Yes HP installed a bunch of junk that I have since uninstalled.

Jeff
 
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Dave-UK

Yes I too have these with just numbers for names. I did not include them
to keep things "simple".
Jeff
If you right-click the task and look at the properties, on the Actions tab you can see
what files are involved. This makes it easier to decide whether to disable/delete or not.
 
J

Jeff

If you right-click the task and look at the properties, on the Actions
tab you can see
what files are involved. This makes it easier to decide whether to
disable/delete or not.
Thank you. Very helpful.

Jeff
 
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Al Smith

Dave-UK said:
If you right-click the task and look at the properties, on the Actions
tab you can see
what files are involved. This makes it easier to decide whether to
disable/delete or not.
I'll take a look at properties -- although I think I have already
done so and couldn't make anything of them for these remaining tasks.

-Al-
 
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Gene E. Bloch

OK, that is optional, you can do it manually.
Is your computer part of a domain?
If it is just at home, disable this one.
This one is suspicious.
I have some theory that this is an application installed calling home.
Try disabling it and see what happens.
Sounds like an OEM pre-installed junk. Disable it and see what happens,
and then you can delete it when it is safe.
It's from Microsoft. It relates to th nest one.
Same as above.
It's from Microsoft also.

The above two items relate to Microsoft making anonymous surveys of how
users use Windows so they can improve the product (please don't shoot
me, I'm the messenger).

Open the Control Panel and type Customer Experience in the search pane.
You can choose Yes or No, to participate or not in the program.

I recently chose No, but I still had to manually disable the above two
schedules.
I would certainly investigate this one further.
Safe to disable or remove.
This is probably because you have media center enabled and possibly have
either a capture capable card or a TV tuner.
I would say leave those alone of you have the above.
See if it is this one.
http://www.fileinspect.com/fileinfo/lpremove-exe/
Should not be disabled.
This one is safe to disable.
 

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