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Going back from Windows 10 breaks scheduled tasks

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Going back from Windows 10 breaks scheduled tasks

I've just become aware of an unpleasant side effect if you upgraded to Windows 10 then changed your mind and reverted back to Windows 7 or 8.1 (by the obvious router of choosing the 'Go back to previous build' option).  If you run Task Scheduler then a huge slew of tasks show as corrupted (and so do not take place).  In the long term this could compromise the security of your computer.

 

Fortunately a kindly soul has developed a fix which is here: https://repairtasks.codeplex.com/ .  I've run this twice for two different computers that have gone back from 10 to 7.  It worked in both cases (there were two stages to fix all the scheduled tasks).