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Task Scheduler issues

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 xp64

    Task Scheduler issues


    I was wondering if there is a way to shut off certain programs at a certain time without turning the computer off? If so How do you do it?

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    Can you provide more info please, like what programs?

    If you know the name you can use taskkill to terminate a process, though anything not saved in that process will be lost.

    Enter taskkill /? in a Command Prompt window to see what it can do. Once you understand that you can set up a scheduled task to launch taskkill at a specific time.

    Examples:
    TASKKILL /IM notepad.exe
    TASKKILL /PID 1230 /PID 1241 /PID 1253 /T
    TASKKILL /F /IM cmd.exe /T
    TASKKILL /F /FI "PID ge 1000" /FI "WINDOWTITLE ne untitle*"
    TASKKILL /F /FI "USERNAME eq NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" /IM notepad.exe
    TASKKILL /S system /U domain\username /FI "USERNAME ne NT*" /IM *
    TASKKILL /S system /U username /P password /FI "IMAGENAME eq note*"
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 xp64


    ok then say i wanted to shut off the game Dishonored, or perhaps Portal would i just enter TASKKILL /Portal.exe ?
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