"StartRecording" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


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

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

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

Name: StartRecording
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Media Center
Description: N/A
Actions: %SystemRoot%\ehome\ehrec /StartRecording

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 with no triggers.

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


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