The Scheduled Task Wizard is a helpful feature built into Windows XP that allows a user to schedule programs and applications to be run automatically. Think of it as a Windows version of an alarm clock for your programs. This feature is particularly useful for launching routine maintenance tasks such as Disk Cleanup and Defrag. The idea is to schedule these tasks to run while the computer is not in use allowing your computer to take care of and maintain itself while your off doing other things.
The following tutorial assumes that Windows is installed on drive C. In this tutorial, I explain how to setup the Scheduled Task Wizard to run disk cleanup and disk defragmenter automatically at pre-scheduled times. Customized files are being provided to simplify the procedure.
Telling disk cleanup what files we want to clean:
First we need to make adjustments to disk cleanup and tell the program exactly what files we want to have cleaned on our drive.