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Article ID: 321121 - Last Review: January 12, 2015 - Revision: 1.2

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If you use the Schtasks.exe command-line tool to delete a task, you are prompted to confirm the deletion by pressing the key for "Yes" or "No" in your language. Depending on which language version of Windows XP you use, the keys that are listed may vary. However, the only keys that are accepted are Y and N.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  ( ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
To resolve this problem, obtain and install the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
321120  ( ) Tasks That Are Scheduled from 00:00 to 00:59 Appear as "Never"
After you install the hotfix, Schtasks.exe correctly accepts the language-specific keys that are listed on the screen.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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