Windows 10 hourly Black popup command(CMD) window

Recently an update to windows 10 has caused a popup of the cmd window looking similar to this

To fix this follow these simple instructions

  • Click the start menu(button in the bottom left hand side of your screen)
  • Type in “Task scheduler”
  • Select Task Scheduler from the menu


  • look in left column and Select the little arrow next to “Task Scheduler library”
  • Click little arrow next to Microsoft Folder
  • Click little arrow next to Office
  • In the right column look for OfficeBackgroundTaskHandlerRegistration right click it and select “Disable”
  • In the right column look for OfficeBackgroundTaskHandlerLogon right click it and select “Disable”.

If this issue was caused by a windows update it should now be resolved

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