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mysterious password required in task scheduler

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    mysterious password required in task scheduler


    Somehow, a mysterious requirement for a password crops up near the finish line of my abortive attempt to use task scheduler (windows 8.1). I never created one, and cant come up with one that works. Accordingly, I am helpless, and seem to be abandoned by Microsoft. I cant get any useful help by any means i know of. Without the PW, task scheduler is useless. I note that TS is not covered in the usually-reliable Windows For Dummies bible. Can anyone help?

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    Texas
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    Have you tried your "login" password?
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Have you tried scanning your system for malware?
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    Dont know which login password. Do you mean my Microsoft login?

    Have malwared several times = no change.

    Thanks for your effort
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    Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbowers View Post
    Dont know which login password. Do you mean my Microsoft login?

    Have malwared several times = no change.

    Thanks for your effort
    Yeah, Chuck . . . the password you use to log in when Windows first boots.
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    Thanks!! It worked. I thought that I had tried that one first, but must not have. I have so many PWs that it is hard to keep them straight. BTW, do you know Task Scheduler? I am having a lot of trouble getting it to schedule.
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    Texas
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbowers View Post
    Thanks!! It worked. I thought that I had tried that one first, but must not have. I have so many PWs that it is hard to keep them straight. BTW, do you know Task Scheduler? I am having a lot of trouble getting it to schedule.
    Not really, Chuck, but it looks like Dwarf does. Go here to see his tutorial: Task Scheduler

    One of these days, I'm going to have to learn it, but not right now.

    Also, I have found the Windows 8 Tutorials priceless when I need to figure out something. The Index is located here: Windows 8 - Tutorial Index
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