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Windows Assessment Tool just ran on its own!!!

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by blackninja, 26 Sep 2009.

  1. blackninja

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2007

    Posts: 1,483

    I was just browsing, when all of a sudden the display flickered and then aero had been disabled and my HDD went mad ... So I opened up Task manager and WinSAT.exe was the culprit, as soon as I ended the task everything went back to normal.

    WinSAT is the Windows Self Assessment Tool, it is used for the rating system in Windows 7 (& Vista).

    Dunno how it started ... I'm running Windows 7 TM.

    Anyone had this before ????
  2. Tee Hee Johnson


    Joined: 30 May 2007

    Posts: 4,343

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    It does this every now and then :)
  3. blackninja

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2007

    Posts: 1,483

    LOL ... so that MS can force re-activation if you have made your pc faster as you can no do more work maybe!!!!

    First time I've seen it - had win 7 on here since RC cane out ... !
  4. chaosophy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Apr 2007

    Posts: 1,659

    Location: London

    Check your tasks scheduler. ;)
    It'll be set to run once a week at 1am. Think mine was on a Sunday.