How to delay a scheduled task in windows 10 and 11

How to

Do you want to run a scheduled task immediately after turning on your computer? Follow these steps to defer execution of a scheduled task in Windows 10 and 11.

If you want to run a task at a specific time or event, you can use the Windows Task Scheduler. A task scheduler program, as the name implies, is a program that allows you to run a task later based on a specific event or trigger. For example, if you want a certain program to run at a certain time or startup, you can use a task scheduler program to ensure that it does so. If necessary, recurring events can be created to automate daily tasks. All in all, the Task Scheduler is a very useful program that is both powerful and easy to use.

Typically, when you set up a task in the Task Scheduler, the trigger will be executed almost instantly when the trigger is met. For example, if you set a task to run at system startup, the task will start immediately upon system startup. This is the way it should be and the way it will be. However, there may be situations where a task needs to be executed with some delay. For example, you want a program to run at system startup, but you want to delay it somewhat so that it does not affect the overall system startup time.

This quick guide for Windows 10 and Windows 11 explains how to slow down a task in the Task Scheduler.

Although described for Windows 10, this procedure works equally well in Windows 11. If not, click the “Create Basic Task” option in the Task Scheduler and follow the wizard to create a new scheduled task.

First, open the Start menu, search for “Task Scheduler” and click on the appropriate result to open the Task Scheduler.

The above will bring up the Task Properties window. Now go to the “Triggers” tab.

Next, select the “Delay task for” checkbox and choose a delay time from the drop-down menu next to it. I chose “15 minutes” as the delay time. Then click the “OK” button to save your changes. Finally, close the main window of the Task Scheduler.

This completes the setting of the delay time for scheduled tasks. From now on, when an event is triggered, the task will be executed with the previously selected delay time.

That is all. It is as easy as delaying a Windows scheduled task.

Hope this helps.

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