Article updated on January 04, 2007

To fully use your computers potential, schedule a task to be started only when your computer is idle. This is a powerful way to do cpu consuming tasks when nothing else is done.

  1. Go to your "Control panel"
  2. Double click on "Scheduled tasks"
  3. Right click on a scheduled task (or create a new one)
  4. Select properties
  5. Select tab "settings"
  6. Enable "Only start the task if the computer have been idle for at least:"
  7. Select a value minute(s).
  8. Press "Ok"

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