Turn Off Scheduled Tasks

Windows XP lets you easily prevent scheduled and automated tasks (which can consume battery power) from occurring when you're running on batteries. Here's how to set that up: Select 'Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Scheduled Tasks'. Right-click a scheduled task in the list (such as Norton AntiVirus) and click 'Properties'. Select the 'Settings' tab. Under 'Power Management', click to choose the following: 'Don't start the task if the computer is running on batteries' and 'Stop the task if battery mode begins'. Click OK to save your changes.