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in this instructable you will learn how to make your computer start up automaticly each day at a certain time also this is my first instructable

Step 1: Shut down computer

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first shutdown your computer then restart it this only works for windows and when you get to the screen that says press delete to enter setup press delete
 
admin6 years ago
This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!
admin6 years ago
This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!
Pompom5 years ago
Nice, simple Instructable.  I appreciate the photos, too, though it would be easier for the viewer if some were rotated.  I found this Instructable through googling basically this situation: how to set my computer to automatically start up at a certain time. 

I can get to the Power tab in bios, but there only seems to be around 3 choices for me to change their preferences and it's basically either [ON] or [OFF]: I can't seem to find anywhere I can deal with setting any startup time. 

Maybe I need a super, image heavy step by step or slow-mo video Instructable for this.  I can try and copy down or photograph the choices I have when I get the chance (it's on my mom's computer that I want to do this, and she is currently watching some old black and white Christmas movie with ghosts and people throwing wallets out the windows, so I'll let her finish that up).
Pompom Pompom5 years ago
In my  BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the top tabs are:
Main........ Advanced.......Power...........Boot.............Exit.

I arrow over to "Power," and the choices I have available are:
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After Power Failure                  [Stay Off]    (other options: Last State, Power On)
Wake On PCI PME                   [Stay of]      (other option "Power On")
Wake on LAN from AA             [Stay Off]    ( other option "Power On")

> Hardware Monitoring     (And this just brings be to "Monitor system temps, voltages, etc... and causes my fans to kick into high gear and just be annoying)
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I just recently changed that second option to [Power On] to see if that magically did anything (it didn't seem too threatening...).

What should I do?

I need an easy and cost effective way to have my mom's computer start at a certain time, since she cannot physically press the power button.  Other solutions such as waking it from sleep do not work for us, since we have quite frequent power outages that come and go, so having a computer come right back to life only to have the power go out 15 seconds later really takes a toll on everything.

Thanks. Great instructable for helping me out, I just feel like I must be missing something with looking into my bios.
smartman13 (author)  Pompom5 years ago
i am sorry it is not workin for you this instructable is kinda old and needs to be updated. this instructable only works for some computers i will try to update within this week