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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 27. Automating Windows 7

Using Task Scheduler

Automating Command Sequences with Batch Programs

Automating Tasks with Windows Script Host

An Introduction to Windows PowerShell

IF you use your computer very often—and if you’re reading this book you probably do—you likely find yourself performing certain ordinary tasks repeatedly. Such tasks might include routine maintenance activities, such as backing up your data or cleaning deadwood from your hard disk, or they might be jobs that require many steps. Computers excel at repetitive actions, and Windows 7 provides several ways to automate such tasks:

  • Task Scheduler Probably the most important automation tool at your disposal is Task Scheduler, which lets you set up automated routines to be triggered ...

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