If you want to change how often a task runs then right click on in the top pane and select Properties then Triggers then Edit.
Yep understand all that but:
Some of the other tasks I was going to edit from once a day to once a week or month but although I could alter this setting, the OK button at the bottom required to save the new setting became greyed out as soon as I did so, which meant I couldn't make the change. Tried running as administrator too.
... maybe this is getting outside of the scope of this thread...
I have uninstalled, or disabled, or taken out of startup quite a few unnecessary programs and things run a bit faster now
I checked out the scheduled task and it's pcalua/exe - a compatabilty assistant, so I'll leave it.
Rather than download Process Explorer again I just ran task manager and System idle was at 98%, only explorer and task manager itself were taking up any CPU. Sweet. MSE looks as though it is behaving now. I think MSE was probably just hogging at the time because it was probably updating or scanning.