Scheduling A Power On

Schedule a power on of your computer so it will be ready for you in the morning.

While you can configure a task in your operating system to shut down your PC, you cannot configure a task to start it back up. This must be done through the BIOS. Virtually all modern PCs have a feature in the BIOS to turn the PC on at a scheduled time, so most likely this tip will apply to you.

1. Restart your computer.

2. Enter the BIOS screen (usually this is done by pressing either F2, F10, or Del when you first reboot your computer).

3. Navigate the BIOS menus and locate a feature along the lines of “Wake Alarm”, “Power On Schedule”, etc.

4. Set the schedule accordingly. Some BIOS functions offer advanced features such as the ability to only schedule on weekdays.

5. Save and apply your changes.

6. Reboot back to your OS.