You may be in luck because of the three things you list, none of them need to be done with any kind of regularity.
Defragmenting gives negligible benefits at best, disk checking is purely diagnostic and there's no benefit to running it unless you suspect a problem, and cleaning out temp files is one of those odd myths that has no foundation in fact. So if those are representative of the kinds of things you want to automate, then you can save yourself some time and just not bother. None of them need to be performed. If they offer any benefit at all, it's negligible at best. More psychosomatic than actual.
I have Vista (32bit) Home Premium.
What I need is a good, free program that is better than Windows Task Scheduler. I need it to be able to automate tasks I now do manually, like defrag, disk check, clean out temp files, etc.
But the thing is, it has to be able to make tasks though I use 3rd party software for the defragging and cleaning.
I tried to get Vista's task scheduler to do this but to no avail because it's too hard to find out what the arguments would be that are needed to get a non-Windows program to defrag or whatever. In fact, the kind of program I'd like for this automating of tasks would have to be one where putting in arguments isn't needed.
Anyone know of any such programs, please let me know.
Thanks for any help given.