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Windows 7: Windows 7 auto power up

03 Mar 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urayza View Post
Thanks Bare Foot Kid, I'll read that now.

Hi Carl, yeah im trying to get it to boot from being off.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
a detailed tutorial on waking automatically from sleep on a schedule can be found here: Task Scheduler - Wake Up Computer - Vista Forums


I see now that isn't what he wants, he wants it to boot the machine from "off"


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03 Mar 2010   #12
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

woops.sorry, still handy though, didnt even know that myself until i just googled it
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03 Mar 2010   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I suggest you set the computer to go to sleep rather than power it down. If you do that, the tutorial instructions will work.

Here is a link to some software that seems to do what you are trying to accomplish. DISCLAIMER: I cannot vouch for this software, I know nothing about it.

Auto power on and shutdown your computer

Auto PowerOn & ShutDown - Wake up your PC and Auto ShutDown
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04 Mar 2010   #14
urayza

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks very much everyone for your help so far. I'll have a look at the software Carl and let you know if I decided to install it.

In my ideal world I would shut the computer down rather than put it to sleep. However I am yet to try this bios idea ealier in the thread, so I will also update you on that.
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04 Mar 2010   #15
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Auto Poweron & Shutdown is able to allow users to do this all of the following:
Control your computer resume from power-off state (hibernation).
Wake up your computer from sleep mode (standby).
Playback a keyboard and mouse macro, a useful feature for such as TV record.
Run programs, close programs, open files and open URL at any specified time.
Play mp3, wma , wav and flash at any specified time.
Logs on system automatically (Win2000/XP/Vista/7).
Shutdown or reboot , log off, lock session, close monitor, make computer enter sleep mode (standby/hibernation) at any time.
Synchronize your PC's time with an atomic clock server.

I am reading this as this software would not be able to turn on your computer for you. I do not believe any software would be able to do that - when you really turn off your computer - not hibernate or sleep - everything is off, software cannot run.

I am also doubtful about the BIOS feature.

What I mean, if I want my TV to turn itself on in the morning, it has to have at least two features - alarm-like on (not all of them do that) and stand-by. I mean when you press the red button on your remote, your TV just enters sleep, not off.

Same with PCs. When I power down my PC I actually unplug it from the power grid - I have an on/off button on my surge protector. Do you think any software is capable of being aware of that? I don't think so.

Conclusion: if you want to turn your PC into an alarm clock, you should put it to sleep, not turn off, and then use the tutorial posted earlier in this thread.

If anyone knows a better solution, I'd be happy to learn it.
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04 Mar 2010   #16
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I turn my PC off every night before I go to bed. I don't unplug it I just turn it off the normal windows way. In my BIOS in the power options (Power On By RTC Alarm) I have it set to turn on every day at 8.00 AM. My coffee machine starts at 7.55 AM. My PC auto logs me in so by the time I have my coffee poured and sit down in front of it, its all set to go. As long as you don't unplug the PC the standby 5V power in the power supply will keep running and the PC can turn itself on.
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04 Mar 2010   #17
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I turn my PC off every night before I go to bed. I don't unplug it I just turn it off the normal windows way. In my BIOS in the power options (Power On By RTC Alarm) I have it set to turn on every day at 8.00 AM. My coffee machine starts at 7.55 AM. My PC auto logs me in so by the time I have my coffee poured and sit down in front of it, its all set to go. As long as you don't unplug the PC the standby 5V power in the power supply will keep running and the PC can turn itself on.
Yeah that's what the OP wants and should be able to work it if his BIOS has RTC
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04 Mar 2010   #18
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
In my BIOS in the power options (Power On By RTC Alarm) I have it set to turn on every day at 8.00 AM.
If your BIOS has this option, then sure. But it won't work if I unplug the PC .

Myself, I just press the button before I go turn my tea kettle on . Well, three buttons - power to DSL router, power to the PC, turn on the PC.
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04 Mar 2010   #19
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I just leave mine on and wake it from sleep. The monitor and disk drives have gone to sleep and the fans are a low speeds. Yes, it is still using power as are the the three TV's in our house as well as the microwave, the coffee maker, the kitchen stove, the refrigerator, the hot water heater, etc, etc.
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04 Mar 2010   #20
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I just leave mine on and wake it from sleep. The monitor and disk drives have gone to sleep and the fans are a low speeds. Yes, it is still using power as are the the three TV's in our house as well as the microwave, the coffee maker, the kitchen stove, the refrigerator, the hot water heater, etc, etc.
I turn everything off, just the fridge working overnight.
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