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Task Scheduler - Run a batch file on shutting down

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FrohikeFlag for Australia asked on
Operating SystemsMicrosoft DOSWindows Vista
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Dear Expert,

I had to learn it the hard way the other evening when my hard disk on my 6-month old laptop crashed on me. I lost all my financial data and 5 days worth of work. In my 20 years ot computing, I have never had a disk drive die on me. *Sigh*

I have an external USB hard disk which I use for backing up all my files, but it is done manually by executing a batch file with xcopy commands, which I wrote some time ago. I do not have any worthy backup software that could specific files and folders. Perhaps there are but I don't know what's out there.

My question is, how do I set up a task scheduler in Vista that would me to automatically trigger the execution of my batch file upon shutting down Vista?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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