"ActivateWindowsSearch" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ActivateWindowsSearch" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ActivateWindowsSearch" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of the Windows system.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ActivateWindowsSearch" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: ActivateWindowsSearch
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Media Center
Description: Privileged Media Center Search Reindexing job
Actions: %SystemRoot%\ehome\ehPrivJob.exe /DoActivateWindowsSearch
Triggers: 
History:

Program file information about "ehPrivJob.exe":

File name: ehprivjob.exe
File path: C:\windows\ehome\ehprivjob.exe
File size: 295936 bytes
Last modified time: 11/20/2010 10:24:42 PM
File description: Digital TV Tuner device registration application.
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"ehprivjob.exe" is scheduled to run with no triggers.

It is recommended to disable "\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ActivateWindowsSearch" as a scheduled task, unless you use Media Center heavily.

 

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