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Windows Tip: Save Time by Automating Tasks

By OBA MAP Director Jim Calloway

Are there some tasks that you do every day that require several computer operations? Lawyers can save valuable time and increase productivity by automating many of these repetitive tasks in Windows.

One very interesting idea is setting up your computer to open several tasks every time it is turned on in the morning.

Digital Trends offers a step-by-step guide on how to set up and use some of these automation tools.

The top way to automate tasks in Windows is by using the Task Scheduler. With this system tool, you can create scripts that turn on at a specific time on your PC. There’s a script available for pretty much anything you can think of. Just be warned, this tool can seem a little daunting to use since the interface isn’t quite as intuitive. But don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the steps right here for launching a program upon boot-up of a PC.

The guide also explores how to use Power Automate, which is available for download from the Microsoft website. Learning about these methods of speeding up some of your daily processes will not only make you more efficient, it will increase the time you can devote to serving your clients and boost your billable hours!