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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out, 2nd Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 15. Automating Windows XP

If you use your computer very much—and if you're reading this book you probably do—you probably find yourself repeatedly performing the same steps to accomplish the same ordinary tasks. Such a task might be a routine maintenance activity, such as backing up your data or cleaning detritus from your hard disk, or it might be a job that requires many steps. Computers excel at repetitive actions, and Microsoft Windows XP provides several ways to automate such tasks:

  • Task Scheduler This service launches programs on a regular schedule or upon certain events, such as logging on to your computer. ...

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