Scheduled Tasks for Windows Games

When opening the Windows Task Scheduler you might see a Task called “UpdateCheck_” located within the Games folder of the Task Scheduler Library.

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To enable or disable this Task open the “Game Explorer” within Windows and then select options.

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When selecting “Automatically check online for updates and news, then notify me when the’re available” a scheduled Task is automatically being created. When selecting “Never check online for updates or news, I’ll do it manually” the task if existed before is removed.

Note that this is a per user setting, so if multiple users on one system enable this setting, a separate task is created for each user. The task names contain the users SID.

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