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    Question Windows Task Scheduler

    When a program has been added to the Scheduler, will it automatically run when the computer's shut down or do I have to leave the computer on for the scheduled task to run?
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    Dutchess,

    There isn't a Trigger for Shutdown so my guess is you have to leave your computer on. Maybe someone else knows a trick to get around this limitation.
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    You can alternatively put the computer to sleep and have the task configured to wake it from sleep. Works fine.

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    I thought I have read about a way for an event to trigger a power on. I found this elsewhere, can't take credit. Worth trying:

    Turn on your computer for a convenient time automatically
    Go to your Computer Setup (press Del or F2 or F12 when your PC is loading. You will have to determine which starts your setup).
    Go to “Power Management Setup” and enable “ PWron/Resume by alarm” and set date alarm and time alarm and then press F10 to save your change and turn off your pc.
    On specified date and time, your pc will turn on

    I hope this works for you.

    I have read other places about the wake from sleep. The above is supposed to turn on from an off state????
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    *Make certain you do not have hybernation enabled.
    Use the "powercfg -h off" command from an elevated dos command prompt, minus the quotes of course.
    *Ensure that you have S3 sleep enabled in the BIOS power management area.

    Taken from the Windows Client TechCenter:

    Windows 7

    And you want to
    configure the Task Scheduler to wake Windows 7 to run a scheduled task, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start , type Task Scheduler in the Start Search box, and then clickTask Scheduler in the Programs list.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    2. In the Actions pane of theTask Scheduler dialog box, click Create Task.
    3. In the Create Task dialog box, click the Conditions tab.
    4. Click to select the Wake the computer to run this task check box.
    5. In the Create Task dialog box, configure the options on the other tabs as appropriate for your needs, and then click OK.
    Your computer will not be able to effect a wakeup from a totally off state. It must be put into a low powered sleep state in order to wake and run a task.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    *Make certain you do not have hybernation enabled.
    Use the "powercfg -h off" command from an elevated dos command prompt, minus the quotes of course.
    *Ensure that you have S3 sleep enabled in the BIOS power management area.

    Taken from the Windows Client TechCenter:

    Windows 7


    Your computer will not be able to effect a wakeup from a totally off state. It must be put into a low powered sleep state in order to wake and run a task.
    Wow! That's a whole lot things I'd have to do, I'll just stick with leaving the computer on over night (much simpler).
    You know my motto "The easier the better."

    Thank you Retired Geek, Ruirib, and Ted for your instructions.
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