Using System Tools for Basic Maintenance

Learn how to use Windows XP system tools for basic maintenance in this free lesson.

The Scheduled Task Wizard

Fortunately, you don't need to remember to run each of these utilities. Windows XP includes a Scheduled Task Wizard that runs each of them for you.

To open the Scheduled Task Wizard:

  • Choose StartAll ProgramsAccessoriesSystem ToolsScheduled Tasks.


  1. Choose StartControl PanelPerformance and MaintenanceScheduled Tasks.
  2. The Scheduled Tasks folder opens.
  3. Double-click Add a Scheduled Task.
  4. The Scheduled Tasks Wizard opens.
  5. Keep clicking Next to select the program(s) you want Windows to run. If the task you want is not listed, click the Browse button to locate it. Then schedule a convenient time.
Scheduled Task Wizard's welcome page