"PeriodicScanRetry" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

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

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

Name: PeriodicScanRetry
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Media Center
Description: Background periodic scanner - PeriodicScanRetry
Actions: %windir%\ehome\MCUpdate.exe -pscn 0
Triggers: One time on 9/9/2006
History: 

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 once.

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

 

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