Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Windows 7: Creating a Recurring Alarm

You don't need a special program like Microsoft Outlook to have a recurring alarm that reminds you of regular events (such as: exercise, lessons, etc.).  You can create one with the Windows Task Scheduler.

  • Click the Start button in the Search field, type "task scheduler" and press Enter
  • In the right Actions panel, click Create Task...
  • In the General tab, type a name for the task, such as "Reminder: Attend Lecture"
  • Click the Triggers tab, and press the New button
  • In the “Begin the task” dropdown menu select "On a schedule" 
  • Under Settings select the appropriate interval that (e.g. daily, weekly, etc.) that is applicable.  Also select the appropriate Advanced Settings, such as "Repeat task every X hours".  Check the Enabled checkbox, then press the OK button.
  • Click the Actions tab to select what actions you want to happen to alert you (such as: running a program, sending an email or displaying a message on the screen).
  • Press the OK button when done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, you god! I've been looking for a while for some sort program to do periodical reminders, and your explanation makes that search redundant. Much appreciated.