Windows 10: Task Scheduler "At startup" Causing Performance Issue

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    Windows 10.0.17134.48 (1803) Home 64-bit
       24 Sep 2016 #1

    Task Scheduler "At startup" Causing Performance Issue

    When I use Task Scheduler to launch a video (MP4) with VLC, at startup, the video stops several times, for a second or two. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a problem in Windows.
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  2.    24 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, that depends on so many factors.
    If you use the resource monitor- assuming you can launch it soon enough- you will see a great deal of disk activity which will very much depend on what programs are being launched on startup. This it not a good time to try to play a video.

    When you configure the task, consider:
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    - delay task
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    - and better, Start if idle
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  3. Posts : 483
    Windows 10.0.17134.48 (1803) Home 64-bit
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       24 Sep 2016 #3

    Half an hour of experimenting has led me to the conclusion that either my laptop won't idle for 1 minute or I need to learn more about Task Scheduler.

    Putting a shortcut to a batch file for launching VLC worked when I tried it, so I'll just do that and use TS to launch VLC at Workstation Unlock.
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  4.    24 Sep 2016 #4

    The key is not to start playing the video whilst your PC is launching startup programs.
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