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How to schedule a T500 to automatically turn on in the morning via BIOS?

2009-11-06, 17:51 PM

I'm wondering how to schedule a T500 to automatically turn it self on in the morning using BIOS settings?

 

Also, I don't see any options to do that in the current BIOS, is there a update that has the feature?

 

My school system has hundreds of Dells that have this feature, I'm assuming that Lenovo must have it too.

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Re: How to schedule a T500 to automatically turn on in the morning via BIOS?

2009-11-08, 6:53 AM

Don't know if there is a BIOS feature per se to do this,  but the Vista/Win7 Task Scheduler can be set up to bring the system out of sleep (and hibernate, which is as close as you can get to powered off) and run a task that you specify at the times you desire.  It will only work if the computer is in sleep or hibernate modes, however; not when it is shutdown.

 

 Right click on Computer, click on 'manage'; then Task Scheduler.  Choose the 'Create a task' option (but not the 'Basic Task', since it won't present all the options) and on the 'conditions' tab choose 'wake the computer to run this task'.

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Re: How to schedule a T500 to automatically turn on in the morning via BIOS?

2009-11-09, 12:39 PM

Thanks, but we have a "Green" policy that all computers are required to be powered off in the evening, so that requires something running from BIOS or an external "Wake On LAN" (WOL) such as Intel AMT. Unfortunately the WOL solutions do not work reliably for us.

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