"RecordingRestart" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


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

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

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

Name: RecordingRestart
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Media Center
Description: Restarts recordings after a power failure.
Actions: %SystemRoot%\ehome\ehrec /RestartRecording

Program file information about "ehrec.exe":

File name: ehrec.exe
File path: C:\windows\ehome\ehrec.exe
File size: 76800 bytes
Last modified time: 7/13/2009 9:39:08 PM
File description: Windows Media Center Host Module
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"ehrec.exe" is scheduled to run at system startup. But it is disabled by default.

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


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