Run Disk Defragmenter while your system is idle by setting up Microsoft’s Task Scheduler. Wednesday, April 11, 2001 Schedule disk maintenance Run Disk Defragmenter while your system is idle by setting up Microsoft’s Task Scheduler.
You can use Microsoft’s Task Scheduler to run Disk Defragmenter while the system is idle (i.e., in the evenings while you’re asleep). To set up this weekly maintenance session, click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and choose Scheduled Tasks (if you have Task Scheduler running in your System Tray, you can just double-click on that icon). Double-click Add Scheduled Task and then click Next. Select Disk Defragmenter from the list of programs, and click Next. Select the frequency at which you want the program used and click Next, then choose the day and time. Keep in mind that you’ll need to leave the computer on during the days and times that you select.
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