Create Alarms and Reminders with Windows XP’s
To open the scheduled tasks application, go to ‘start\all
programs\accessories\system tools\scheduled tasks.’
To create a musical wakeup call, drag and drop a
single MP3 file (or a playlist) into the scheduled tasks window.
To create a text file reminder that will pop up at
certain times, create a notepad document with the desired info, save it and
then drag it into the scheduled tasks window.
Now right click the new entry and hit ‘properties.’
In the ‘tasks’ tab, need to fill the ‘start in:’ box with the
application you want to use to open the text or music file.
To use notepad, type ‘notepad.exe’. To use Windows
media player type ‘wmplayer.exe’.
application to play MP3 files as your default, ‘wmplayer.exe’ should start that
app instead. If not, need to use the
‘browse’ button to locate the .exe file of your MP3 playing software.
The ‘schedule’ tab allows to set
the time, date and frequency of the alarm or reminder.
The ‘advanced’ button contains further options.
Once set schedule, hit Ok and right click on the new
entry in the scheduled tasks window again.
Choose ‘run’ to test that everything is working
correctly, and from them on scheduled task will now occur at the time you
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