wake from standby for scheduled task?


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Can I set my desktop computer to save power overnight, but wake up to run
scheduled tasks, such as a Windows Defender or Norton Antivirus scan?

I'm confused about whether to use Hibernate or Standby, and whether the
"Wake" option in the task scheduler applies to desktops or just laptops.
 
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Nepatsfan

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kaalki said:
Can I set my desktop computer to save power overnight, but
wake up to run
scheduled tasks, such as a Windows Defender or Norton
Antivirus scan?

I'm confused about whether to use Hibernate or Standby, and
whether the
"Wake" option in the task scheduler applies to desktops or
just laptops.

The "Wake the computer to run this task" option on the Settings
page of a scheduled task's properties sheet will only work if
the computer is in Standby mode. This applies to both desktops
and laptops.

If the computer has been set to Hibernate, it is essentially
shut down. Waking up a computer that is hibernating is a
function of its hardware. Windows XP is incapable of
automatically starting your computer to run scheduled tasks.
Many computers have an option in their BIOS settings to
schedule the computer to start up at a certain time of day.
Check the documentation for your system to see if your computer
supports this feature. If you're not sure, post back with the
make and model number of your computer.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 

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