Run programs at shutdown

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Glaanieboy, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    How can I run a command when the computer shuts down using the normal shutdown routine (start -> shutdown computer -> shutdown). With Windows 98 it was eay using the Task Scheduler (I believe it was called that way), but I can't seem to find an alternative in Windows XP (Home Edition).

    TIF
     
  2. allan

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    Well, first off there is a task scheduler (it's called "Scheduled Tasks" in Programs - Accessories - System Tools.

    Second, you can just create a shortcut to a batch file that runs what you want and then shuts down the system.
     
  3. Live_Wire

    Live_Wire Guest

    What about the group policy editor. Gives you options for startup/shutdown scripts
     
  4. Glaanieboy

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    Yeah, I know, but that is only available in XP Professional, right? I can't seem to find it though.

    edit: I see this your second post, on behalf of everyone here, I welcome you to NTFS.org!
     
  5. Live_Wire

    Live_Wire Guest

    Thanks.
    Sorry i've not used home edition.
    GPEDIT.MSC brings it up anyway.
     
  6. Glaanieboy

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    I think I should use that now. Now there is one more thing, but I will start a new thread about it, because it is a little off topic.

    edit:link is here.