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How to set automatic shutdown and power on

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1 Pro

    How to set automatic shutdown and power on


    Hello good ppl of this forum!

    I'm looking for a way to automatically shutdown PC at midnight and turn it back on at 16h during work days (while I'm at work). Is there a way to do that in the built-in scheduler or is there an app for that?

    Weekends are fine as they are now, I'm looking only for the solution for workdays..

    Cheers!

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  2. #2


    The shutdown can be done with the Scheduler, have it launch at midnight and do a shutdown /s /f /t 0.

    No idea on the power on though, maybe a BIOS setting.
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    This piece of software Auto power on and power off may help you at a reasonable price. Don't know exactly how it works though.
    PC auto shut down and turn on - Auto Power-on & Shut-down
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    My desktop PC's have a Power On By RTC, setting in the BIOS. You Enable it and set the time you want the PC to turn on at. There should be an "Every Day" setting. There may even be a Mon to Fri setting. You should find it in the power options, same section as Wake on LAN, and Wake on Ring.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll look into BIOS options first (well it's free) If not I'll give that app a go!

    Cheers!
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