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Chapter 14. Maintaining Your Computer > Scheduling Maintenance

Scheduling Maintenance

Task Scheduler is a program that enables you to schedule tasks, to run regularly such as Disk Cleanup or Disk Defragmenter, at a time convenient for you. Task Scheduler starts each time you start Windows. With Task Scheduler, you can schedule a task to run daily, weekly, monthly, or at certain times (such as when the computer starts or idles), change the schedule for or turn off an existing task, or customize how a task runs at its scheduled time. Before you schedule a task, be sure that the system date and time on your computer are accurate, as Task Scheduler relies on this information to run.

Add a Scheduled Task

Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

Double-click the Scheduled Tasks icon in Classic view.

Double-click the Add Scheduled Task icon, and then click Next.

Click the program you want to schedule, and then click Next.

Type a name for the scheduled task.

Click a scheduled task time interval option, and then click Next.

Specify a start time.

Select the check boxes with the days you want the task to run, and then click Next.

If asked, type your password twice, and then click Next.

Click Finish.


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