How to Set Your Computer to Start Up at a Certain Time Every Day

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You can actually configure your computer to start up at a certain time each day. If you enter your PC's BIOS, you can manipulate the system and set the dates and time you would like your computer to boot up on its own. Taking the time once to set this feature up will save you time each morning; you will no longer have to wait for your computer to start up. In our fast-paced world of conveniences, this little trick may actually help you get up and out the door a little faster each morning.

  • Turn on your computer and repeatedly hit the “Delete” button while the computer is loading. You will see a bar at the bottom of the screen that reads "loading;" this is when you may begin to hit the "Delete" button. Hitting “F2” repeatedly will accomplish the same thing. This will open a settings menu for BIOS.

  • Use the arrow keys to highlight “Power Management.” Hit “Enter.”

  • Use the arrow keys to highlight “Date,” and type in the date you wish your computer to start-up. There will be an option to select "Every day" as well.

  • Use the arrow keys to highlight “Time” and type in the time you wish your computer to automatically start-up.

  • Hit the “F10” button to save your changes. Power down the computer. Your computer will now automatically start itself on the dates and time you specified.

Tips & Warnings

  • Both laptop and desktop PC users can follow these steps.
  • You can also set programs to start automatically, such as Windows Media Player. By combining these techniques, you could use your computer as an alarm clock.
  • You can also set anti-virus and defragmentation programs to scan or run at start-up, so you won't have to do this yourself at a later date.

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