Command Prompt Popup Disrupting Gameplay

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  1. The Broodwich

    The Broodwich Tasty and Delicious Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2016
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    Lately I've noticed a little command window popping up, running something, and then closing... but it's enough of a disruption to take focus off the game, make you stop walking/firing in TF2 and in Warcraft. Wife noticed it, too, we're both running Windows 10.

    I'm posting the solution in case someone else is having an issue.

    I subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft pushed an update that broke one of the schedule tasks (shocking). This is already fixed and ready for an upcoming update, but I don't know if it'll be pushed on 6/13 or if they'll wait until the second Tuesday of July. If you are experiencing this, and want to fix it now, these are the steps:
    • Search for "Task Scheduler"
    • Open it
    • Navigate to Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Office
    • Find the task "OfficeBackgroundTaskHandlerRegistration"
    • Edit it (double-click it)
    • On the front page, click the button "Change User or Group"
    • Type "system" (without quotes)
    • Hit OK
    • Hit OK
    • Close the Task Scheduler
    You won't see it again. Hope this helps someone else!
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  2. pach

    pach Well-Known Forum Member

    Oct 22, 2016
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    or you could use a linux distro :p
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  3. Wolfman

    Wolfman Well-Known Forum Member

    Sep 13, 2016
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    I was having an issue with this a while back and had no idea what was going on. Seems to have resolved on its own, however. If it comes back, I'll know what to do. Thanks!
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