A. Remembering essential computer tasks isn't easy. Between defragmenting, updating programs and checking for errors, sometimes you just forget.
This stuff is important, though! That's why Microsoft buried an awesome feature into Windows Vista and 7. It could be exactly what you need to keep your computer running like a champ.
I'm talking about Task Scheduler. Task Scheduler can automatically run programs, send email or make a message appear on screen. That's just the beginning.
To access it, open your Start menu, type "task scheduler" (minus quotes) into the search bar and hit Enter. You'll be taken to a menu showing your active tasks and the status of your tasks.
You'll see that there are a number of active tasks Windows creates by default. This includes disk defragmenting, so you don't have to do that yourself.