Task Scheduler

Lots of sites show how to use it, but they leave some key things out. I am attempting to use it with Windows 10 64-bit. So, first off, this is what you see when you open the program:






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Return codes:

0 or 0x0: The operation completed successfully.
1 or 0x1: Incorrect function called or unknown function called. (did you use the correct start in folder and/or environment path for the bat/exe?)
2 or 0x2: File not found.
10 or 0xa: The environment is incorrect.
0x41300: Task is ready to run at its next scheduled time.
0x41301: Task is currently running.
0x41302: Task is disabled.
0x41303: Task has not yet run.
0x41304: There are no more runs scheduled for this task.
0x41306: Task is terminated.
0x8004130F: Credentials became corrupted (*)
0x8004131F: An instance of this task is already running.
0x80070002: Basically something like file not available (2147942402)
0x8007010B: Action ‘start in’ directory can not be found.
0x800704DD: The service is not available (is ‘Run only when an user is logged on’ checked?)
0xC000013A: The application terminated as a result of a CTRL+C.
0xC06D007E: Unknown software exception.


Windows Key shortcuts



W (on its own) – toggles Start Menu

W A  – Windows 10 notifications

W C  – Cortana speech prompt

W D (or M) – Windows desktop

W E – Windows Explorer

W H – Share content of current app

W I (as in item)  – Windows 10 settings

W K – Connect to wireless displays and audio devices

W-Lock device

W P – Project a screen

W R – Run command

W T – Cycle through open apps

W Q – Cortana


W X – Start menu

  • followed by U, then U to turn off
  • followed by U, then R to restart
  • followed by U, then H to hybernate
  • followed by U, then S to sleep

W Left, Right, Up, Down – Moves active window around screen. Left and Right snap half-size window to relevant side, Up and Down quarter-size to a corner. Once you have used Windows Key + Up to place it in the top corner, pressing that command again makes the window take up your whole screen. If you have hit Windows Key + Down to place a window in the bottom corner, hitting that command again minimizes the window

W F1 – Open Edge (for help via Bing)

W Ctrl + F4 – Close current virtual desktop

W Ctrl + Left or Right – Switch between virtual desktops

W Ctrl + D – new virtual desktop

W 1, 2, 3 etc – Open programs pinned to task bar

W , – Flash view of desktop


W Tab – Task View

W Enter – Open Narrator

W PrtScrn – screenshot of entire screen

W Space – Switch keyboard input language

Shift + Left or Right – Move Window between monitors