One reason to enter events in the Calendar app is so that you
can be reminded of those events ahead of time. When you
create an event, you can also apply a setting so that you are
alerted prior to the event—for example, 15 or 30 minutes
ahead of the event, a day ahead, and so on. When that specified
reminder time arrives, the Calendar app will send you an
email about the event.
Set Up a Reminder
1 On the Start screen, click the Calendar
2 Click an existing event or right-click
the screen and then click New.
3 If you’re creating a new event, enter a
4 Click the Show More link.
5 Click the Reminder field.
6 Click the setting for how far ahead
of the event start time you’d like to
receive a reminder.
7 Click the Save this Event button.
Sometimes it’s useful to be reminded of an
event a week ahead and then again a day
ahead. If you want a couple of reminders
about an event, you will have to set this up
manually. Set the reminder that’s furthest
out—for example, one week. When that
reminder appears in your email inbox, take
a moment to go back and edit the event to
add another reminder, such as one hour or
one day ahead.