XPlite can uninstall Task Scheduler, re-install or repair Task Scheduler on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Task Scheduler Task Scheduler

Task Scheduler is a tool that enables you to schedule tasks (such as Disk Defragmenter) to run regularly, when it's most convenient for you.

With the Task Scheduler in Windows 9x, 2000 and XP you can schedule any script, program, or document to be invoked at any time or any interval, every day to once a year, and on events like system boot, user logon, or system idle. A task is saved as a file with a .job extension that can be moved from computer to computer. Administrators can create scheduled maintenance task files and place them where needed. You can access the Task Folder remotely from the Network Neighborhood as well as send tasks in e-mail.

In Windows XP and 2003 Server the Task Scheduler service is responsible for monitoring application and Windows startup processes with the associated information being written into the prefetch cache in the Windows Folder. Defrag uses this information to arrange files on your hard disk to optimise/reduce startup times. If you remove Task Scheduler the prefetch cache will not be populated. If you have run your system for a few months your prefetch cache will contain startup information on many of your applications and Windows Defrag will continue to use this information to optimise boot times even if the Task Schedular has been uninstalled.

Task Schedular introduction on MSDN

In XPlite Professional you can find Task Scheduler under the group titled System Tools & Utilities System Tools & Utilities.

Install Task Scheduler:

Task Scheduler is a stand-alone component. The function of Task Scheduler does not rely on any other XPlite Professional components and removing other components in XPlite Professional should not influence Task Scheduler.

Uninstall Task Scheduler:

Task Scheduler is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall Task Scheduler without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require Task Scheduler. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall Task Scheduler using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Task Scheduler and reinstall to repair Task Scheduler on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Task Scheduler

Of 3036 sampled Windows XP users, 2314 left Task Scheduler installed and 722 people uninstalled Task Scheduler from their system.

Of 393 sampled Windows 2000 users, 219 left Task Scheduler installed and 120 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 54 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Task Scheduler is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Task Scheduler is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Task Scheduler is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial