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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 3:00:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I hope this does not seem like a dumb question as I am fairly new to PC's. I
am trying to set up my computer to startup at a certain time everyday. I
would have thought that a control panel would allow me to set this up fairly
easily, but maybe I am missing simething.

I am running a Sony Vaio 3.6 GHz with 2 GB memory running XP Pro 2005 Media
Center Edition with Service Pack 2.

I hope this is the right forum to be posting this question too.

Thanks for any help you can give.
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 1:13:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 23:00:01 -0700, Bob Noyes wrote:

> I hope this does not seem like a dumb question as I am fairly new to PC's. I
> am trying to set up my computer to startup at a certain time everyday. I
> would have thought that a control panel would allow me to set this up fairly
> easily, but maybe I am missing simething.
>
> I am running a Sony Vaio 3.6 GHz with 2 GB memory running XP Pro 2005 Media
> Center Edition with Service Pack 2.
>
> I hope this is the right forum to be posting this question too.
>
> Thanks for any help you can give.

This is not a function of the operating system, Windows. Some motherboards
have a BIOS setting to "wake on RTC" or similar wording. RTC=real time
clock. Check system manual for details.

Using Windows, you could place the system into standby and have it "wake
up" to perform a task using Task Scheduler. Must be logged on to an
administrator account that has a password to successfully create a working
scheduled task.


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