"mcupdate" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


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

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

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

Name: mcupdate
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Media Center
Description: Check for Media Center updates.
Actions: %SystemRoot%\ehome\mcupdate $(Arg0)

Program file information about "mcupdate.exe":

File name: mcupdate.exe
File path: C:\windows\ehome\mcupdate.exe
File size: 198656 bytes
Last modified time: 11/20/2010 10:24:42 PM
File description: Windows Media Center Store Update Manager
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

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

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


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