The only caveat is that while creating a task you can check a “Hidden” option, when the task runs the Task Scheduler will show a command window on the desktop briefly, which is not only annoying, but it’s also a bad user experience. If you’re using the Task Scheduler on Windows 10 to run tasks on a specific time or during a trigger event and a command window keeps appearing every time the task runs, it’s possible to configure the task to stop producing a command window. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to configure a scheduled task to run hidden (silent) without flashing a command window every time it runs.

How to configure schedule a task to run hidden using Task Scheduler

In order to prevent a command window to appear when running a scheduled task, use the following steps: Once you’ve selected the correct options, continue configuring the task with the command you want to run and schedule, but now every time the scheduled tasks run users will no longer see a command window flashing. Task Scheduler new task option New task configuration to run hidden You can always test the configuration by right-clicking the task and selecting Run. While we’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, you can also use these steps on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.