How to schedule a new task in windows 8



Windows operating is included with an awesome and amazing feature called scheduler. Using this feature
we can schedule any task. Once any task is scheduled it runs automatically without anyone intervention.  Some times we might use an application/program regularly, instead of searching and running application, it’s better to schedule a task make it run automatically. We can take a example of antivirus software, we need to regularly scan our PC, so it’s better to schedule a task and let the program run automatically. Main drawback of this scheduler is you must be logged in as admin to perform this task. In this tutorial we shall learn how to schedule a task in windows 8.
Step 1:
Hit windows logo icon + F keys, on performing this action, a new window will appear on your screen. In this screen type Task Scheduler and click on Apps tab. On performing this action, you will obtain result on left side; now click on icon labeled as Task Scheduler.


Step 2:
On performing this task, a new window will appear on your screen, as shown in below image, now to schedule a task click on Basic Task. 

 Step 3:
On clicking this button, a new window will appear on your screen, as shown in below image.


 In this window enter Name and Description about the task in their respective tabs and click on next button.


Step 4:
On clicking this button, you will be asked when do you want the task to start, weather you want task to start daily or weekly or monthly or onetime or when computer starts or when u logon or when specific event occurs, based on your preference click on the radio button and click on Next button.


Now here I prefer to schedule task daily so I have clicked on Daily radio button.
Step 5:
On performing this action, another window will appear on your screen. This new window helps you to set starting date and time; you can also select Recur days, after selecting starting date time click on Next button. 


Step 6:
On clicking this button, another window will appear, as shown in below image. This new window will help you to select the action to perform. You can either start a program, or send a mail or display a message. 

 Now here I had planned to schedule Gtalk, so I selected Start a program button, after selecting click on Next button.
Step 7:
Now you need to set the location of the program by clicking on Browse button and you can add argument and start in, these two things are optional. After including location and adding arguments and start in, click on next button.


Step 8:
This is the final step of scheduling process, this window summary of the task scheduled. If you prefer to open property dialogue for this particular task, then check the box labeled as Open the Properties dialog for this task when I click Finish. 


This below image shows the property dialog for the task which I scheduled just now.


I hope this tutorial has helped you to schedule a task in windows 8.
These are the subsequent windows when you had clicked other options in step 6 


When you had chosen to send a e-mail

When you had chosen to display a message


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