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Where to Find the Task Scheduler in Windows 7

One method is to go to "Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System tools -> Task Scheduler".

Another option is to type the word schedule in the Start Menu search box and click the Task Scheduler search result.

Last but not least, you can go to "Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Task Scheduler". This method works also in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.


in Windows 8 & 8.1

In Windows 8, search is the fastest way to start just about anything. The problem is that you must perform the search using the word schedule. If you type task or some other word, you won't get the appropriate search results. Then, click "Schedule tasks".

Task scheduler2
Create basic task

In the Task Scheduler window, go to the Actions column on the right. There, click "Create Basic Task" to open the "Create Basic Task Wizard".  Select “Create Basic Task”

In the first step of the wizard, you are required to enter a name for your task and a description. When done, click Next.

Create basic task name

You have plenty of options for setting when the task will run: every day, week, month, only one time, when the computer starts, when you log on or when a specific event occurs. This is called the task's trigger or what needs to happen in order for the task to run.

Pick the “When the computer starts” option and press Next.


The next step is to indicate the action to take: start a program, send an e-mail or display a message. Select “Start a program” then click Next


Click  Browse, select WinSdr.exe and press Open.

Note * Set the folder where the program/script starts in. When done, press Next. a Summary window now opens

Start a program

Now Test the Schedule Task, select “start WinSdr” then in the “Actions” column “Selected Item > Run

Test Start Winsdr

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