Start & Shut Down Mac/Windows Computer Automatically on a Schedule – How to
How to: Start and Shut Down my Mac Lion or Windows 7 Computer automatically on a Schedule . Great! this will be the best Tip i wanted to know about. Because, it was taking time to Boot in the Morning when i want to start.
In this way, i can Shut Down and Start my Mac OS X Lion and Windows 7 Computer automatically in less time on a schedule. Thanks to lifehacker for this Tutorial.
This Tutorial is not to change your System Hardware or any hacks required, but this can help you and very useful. This Guide will not recommend you to leave your Mac or Windows Computer on 24/7, becuase you can drain unnecessary Power, but this can Start you Computer in the Morning before you wake up or each day when you come to Home from Work and you can also Set itself down at Night too on a Schedule.
How to Start/Shut Down Automatically in Windows
To automatically Start or Shut down your Computer at a specific time of the day, you need to edit your BIOS Setting s:
* Boot up your Computer and just Enter your BIOS Setup (In Windows, you can do it by Pressing Delete Key) as your Computer Boots,
* Now Navigate to the Power Options, if BIOS Supports this or there should be a function for Automatically Starting up your Computer at a certain Time of the Day.
* After finding that option, Enable Setting and Set the Time, when you want your Windows Computer to Start every day. Afdter Setting, Save it and Exit BIOS and now your Windows 7 Computer will follow that Schedule and Start Computer automatically at the Time you Choosed.
How to Set it to Shut Down Automatically on a Schedule:
Easy to do with the Windows Task Scheduler
1. Hit the Start menu and type in “task scheduler”. Open up Task Scheduler from your results.
2 . In the right pane, hit Create Task. Give it a name, and under the General tab, check “Run with highest privileges”. Also check “Run whether user is logged on or not”, if you ever leave your computer logged out.
3 . Head to the Settings tab and check “Stop the task if it runs longer than” and set it to “1 hour”. This won’t stop your computer from sleeping, but will stop your computer from thinking a task is still running.
4. Head to the Actions tab, hit New, and choose “Start a Program” as your action. Set the Program to shutdown and the arguments to -s.
5. Lastly, head to the Triggers tab and click New. Change the schedule to fit whatever you want (say, Daily at 12:00AM), and hit OK. Hit OK again at the next window and your task should be saved in Task Scheduler.
Now your Windows Computer will shut down and Wake up on your own Schedule.
How to Start/Shut Down Automatically on Mac OS X Lion
This setup is easy than the Windows, and to Set it up on Mac OS X:
1 . First of all Open System Preferences and Click on Energy Saver
2 . Now Click the Schedule Button on the Bottom right Corner
3. Check the box next to “Start up or wake” to schedule when your computer turns on and the checkbox beneath it to schedule when you computer goes to sleep, restarts, or shuts down. You can set the schedules for specific days, every day, just weekdays, or weekends only.
4. Now Click on OK, after making all the Choices.
Important Note – This Setting Schedules on Mac Laptop will need to Connect to the Power for these Schedules to Function. via