Setting a scheduled task in Windows 10

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I'm trying to set up wallpaper for my Windows 10 laptop. Basically, what should happen is the wallpaper should change to another (specific) image exactly on the hour. To do this, I downloaded this application.

However, I need to set a scheduled task to make it work.

If I manually run the application, then the wallpaper changes to the specified picture, no problem. But setting a task does not work. I'm very new to Windows, so I'm most likely doing it wrong.

Here's what I've got so far:

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According to the Task Scheduler, the Next Run Time is 9:05:10 AM today, and the Last Run Time is 8:05:10 today. Both of these are right. But the program didn't run; my background is the same. For Last Run Result, it's giving me 0xE0434352, which I'm pretty sure is not correct (it should be 0x0 if it's successful, right?)

So it looks like the task is triggering, but not running the application.

How can I fix it so it runs properly?

windows-10
desktop-customization
windows-task-scheduler
asked on Super User Oct 5, 2015 by TheFirstQuestion • edited May 26, 2018 by fixer1234

4 Answers

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Try running it "only when user is logged on." Some things are isolated from one session to another, and "Run whether user is logged in or not" is less likely to be able to change things in the active user session.

Also try running the scheduled task with the highest privileges.

answered on Super User Oct 5, 2015 by GuitarPicker
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0xE0434352 is a general .Net exception and doesn't tell you much. You might find more information in the event viewer.

When scheduling make sure you fill in "Start in(Optional)" with the path of the executable you're running, sometimes programs will crash if you don't fill this in.

answered on Super User Oct 5, 2015 by HoD • edited Oct 5, 2015 by HoD
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Try "for a duration of" 1 day instead of 1 hour

answered on Super User Apr 10, 2016 by Barry Smith
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What helped me was to add some random description under the name instead of leaving it blank. hope it will help :DD

answered on Super User Apr 11, 2017 by notinprogres

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