Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    12 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Win10 Pro Build 10586

    Boot windows on a schedule after shutdown


    I prefer to have my system shut down overnight rather than sleeping. Is there any way to schedule a system boot at a specific time in the morning? Windows update is able to boot from shut down when it feels like it. Is there any way I can do this, apart from putting my PC to sleep overnight?
    Last edited by arnoldh; 12 Feb 2016 at 12:07.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    12 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
    Win 10 Pro (1703)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    12 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Win10 Pro Build 10586
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately the above appears to be doing exactly what it says - a reboot - by scheduling a shut down and immediate restart. I'm wanting a method of restarting the computer at a later time.

    Actually I've realised my original post was confusing. I've edited "reboot" to "boot"
    Last edited by arnoldh; 12 Feb 2016 at 12:09.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    12 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 672

    I think Wake On Lan somewhere within Control Panel can be activated, however, I have no idea what software to use to wake up the computer on schedule hours later.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    12 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Not as far as I know from shutdown. From sleep, yes.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    12 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Win10 Pro Build 10586
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    I think Wake On Lan somewhere within Control Panel can be activated, however, I have no idea what software to use to wake up the computer on schedule hours later.
    That's a good point. Maybe Windows Update uses Wake On Lan to boot the computer? But when I look at the BIOS, Wake On Lan appears to be disabled, so I'm confused how Windows Update does it.

    I could investigate more, but unfortunately it wouldn't help me. If I wanted to use Wake on LAN, I'd have to use another computer on my network to do it, and I want all my PC s to be shut down overnight
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    12 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
    Win 10 Pro (1703)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    12 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Win10 Pro Build 10586
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Not as far as I know from shutdown. From sleep, yes.
    Actually although I select shut down from Windows, I think Windows may actually use the S4 state (Hibernation). I may be wrong about this. My network device does in fact support wake up from S4, but it's currently disabled. But WOL doesn't help me anyway.

    Actually I've just realised I may be able to get the BIOS to generate a wake event directly using Power On By RTC. I'll investigate.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    12 Feb 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Power On By RTC - yes, from sleep
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    12 Feb 2016 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Win10 Pro Build 10586
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Power On By RTC - yes, from sleep
    I think my BIOS supports RTC from S4 (hibernation), not just sleep. But it depends whether Windows is actually shutting the system down in the S4 state. I need to look at this more. If necessary, I can ask Windows to hibernate rather than shutdown, but I probably don't need to.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Issues with Dual boot menu not appearing when starting from a shutdown
Hi, Not sure if this is the best thread for this issue, but hopefully someone can help. I have a laptop which had Windows 7 installed on a normal HDD and an SSD which I added after it was lying around spare. I then updated to Windows 10 via...
General Support
Solved W10 shutdown/sleep/re-boot issues
Howdy all, I recently loaded W10 onto my computer. I completed a clean install. My computer is a HP-580t, I7, running a ssd hard drive. Motherboard is from Pegatron Corporation - IPMTB-TK. Legacy bios. Issues: When I shut down the computer, no...
General Support
Simultaneous Boot AND Shutdown - To the second! Impossible? no..
Windows Event log, Applications & Services, Microsoft, Windows, Operational, Diagnostics-Performance - this is a log I know too well since every Windows 10 system I have worked on has had horrid bootup performance . In the current Acer ES1...
Performance & Maintenance
Slow boot & shutdown time
10 doesn't seem to be booting very nicely. What I mean is that it seems to be having a difficult time initilizing my SSD, so upon boot I get a blank black screen for anywhere from 60-180 seconds, where the primary drive activity LED is inactive,...
General Support
Solved Win 10 reboots on shutdown with fast boot enabled
when ever i power or go to hibernation mode my laptop freezes on a black screen for a couple of seconds and then reboots instead of powering off. Now i read something about this issue with Enduro laptops (Dual video cards) and im indeed a enduro...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:05.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums