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    Default Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    Need something like this for new laptop. I usually leave my laptop on at sea for 28 days straight, but now that I have a decent rig I don't want it to run 24/7. I see there are a few "utilities" out there on usual sites, but I hate downloading anything that doesn't come recommended.

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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    Can't you just put it to sleep when you've finished using it?
    What about changing power settings in control panel to turn itself after a certain time of none usage?

    The new rig will have windows 8.1 so it boots up in next to no time anyway.

    To be honest can't see the need for a specific prog for these actions.
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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    to be honest whenever ive ever bought a new laptop ive always turned all that crap off in the power settings. im not a fan of having my computer going to sleep when im away for a period of time or what shutting the lids does. Would just like to to boot up at say 7am, and shutdown automatically at 11pm. Most of the time in between im using it anyway at sea (obviously not when im working)

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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    I'm no expert but I briefly looked into this myself a while ago but never ended up trying it.

    I think the only way to do it is to have another device do it on the PC's LAN. There are apps available on Apples app store and Google play to do this. To be able to do it though you have to have an option called "wake from LAN" (WOL) enabled in your BIOS.

    I'm pretty sure this method can turn your PC on as long as it has a power source and a LAN cable plugged in. I don't think you can do it over wireless. I may be mistaken though.

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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    You're a lazy bugger goose!
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    Lol. I just like all the tech in my life to be automated


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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is what I use on my N40L server.
    Wakes up @5am, downloads last night's TV and hibernates 1/2 hour later each morning. Then wakes up later in the evening for me to start watching stuff. Hibernates again automatically at the set time. All done in a user-defined calendar so you can switch on/off at the weekends differently from weekdays etc.
    Only down side is that it will shut down regardless of what you're doing. Many a time it has shut down a couple of minutes before a show finishes. The paid for version (trial for first 30 days) does have some process/usage monitoring to override and delay the shutdown process but this gets switched off if you don't pay and it drops to the the 'community' free version.

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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    Of course, the only way to get a networked device to send a ping, to wake your laptop over LAN, is to have that device permanently switched on so it can ping the laptop. Which is what goose is trying to avoid in the first place.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jokah View Post
    I'm no expert but I briefly looked into this myself a while ago but never ended up trying it.

    I think the only way to do it is to have another device do it on the PC's LAN. There are apps available on Apples app store and Google play to do this. To be able to do it though you have to have an option called "wake from LAN" (WOL) enabled in your BIOS.

    I'm pretty sure this method can turn your PC on as long as it has a power source and a LAN cable plugged in. I don't think you can do it over wireless. I may be mistaken though.
    "When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butchers knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross." - 'Dirty' Harry
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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    Some Bios have a wake time in them. I have dealt with a load of Samsung screen/allinones that gave me the options for on/off time

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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    Quote Originally Posted by muttleymacclad View Post
    Of course, the only way to get a networked device to send a ping, to wake your laptop over LAN, is to have that device permanently switched on so it can ping the laptop. Which is what goose is trying to avoid in the first place.
    "Wake on LAN" can power up a PC that is turned off as long as there is power to it and an ethernet cable cable plugged in. Obviously the word wake is a bit misleading.

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    Default Re: Auto Startup / Shutdown tool.

    As grrrd said some BIOS have a wake timer in the BIOS, I have see nit on Dell Optiplex machines. You can then use the built in scheduler to shut down at a certain time. In the advanced scheduler options you can abort the process if the computer ceases to be idle or you can display a message with a countdown timer giving you time to abort the task.


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