Need to set a reminder for yourself on Windows? Whether it’s to remind you to make an appointment, send an email, or to make dinner, Windows 7 (and Vista)’s built-in Task Scheduler feature can help. No need to install another application like Outlook.
To find Task Scheduler, either search for it in the Start Menu or go to Windows Explorer and type in Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools in the address bar. Click on the Task Scheduler shortcut.
On the right hand Actions panel, click on Create Task.
In the window that popups, start by entering a name and a description for the task in the General tab.
In the Triggers tab, click the New button. In this window, you can set when you want your reminder to appear and whether or not you want the task to repeat regularly. To set a time, choose On a Schedule.
In the Actions tab, click the New button. In this window, you can set how you want the reminder to appear. The options available are: Start a Program, Send an Email, or Display a Message.
You can also set additional options, such as conditions, in the other tabs, but these aren’t required.
Hit OK and you’re done. When the conditions of the trigger are met (such as a certain time), your selected action will occur.
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