How to set up a Registry Mechanic scheduled scan with Windows

If you’ve downloaded Registry Mechanic and your computer is now running like new, you’ll probably want to keep it that way by doing regular scans.

Registry Mechanic doesn’t have a built-in scheduler, but using WindowsR to set up a scheduled scan is simple enough.

First, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks.

scheduled task in Windows

Double click on Add Scheduled Task. This will launch the Scheduled Task Wizard.

add scheduled tasks in Windows

Click Next to continue.

Scroll down and click on Registry Mechanic.

add scheduled task in Windows

Click Next.

Enter a name for the scheduled task and select when you want the task to run.

enter a name for your scheduled task

Click Next.

Set how often you want the task to run and at what time of day.

set how often you want the task to run

Click Next.

Your computer’s name and Windows username should already be filled in. If it isn’t, you’ll need to enter it here.

Enter your password if you’ve set one.

enter your Windows username and password

Click Next.

Tick Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish.

check the advanced options box

Click Finish.

In the Advanced properties window append /QS to “C:Program FilesRegistry MechanicRegMech.exe” so that it reads “C:Program FilesRegistry MechanicRegMech.exe” /QS.

the advanced options box

When Registry Mechanic starts it will now perform a Quick Scan.

If you want it to perform a Full Scan append /S instead of /QS.

And that’s it. Done.