Wake up computer from Sleep, at a particular time, in Windows 7 | 8

You can use the Windows Task Scheduler to wake up your Windows computer wake from sleep mode, automatically at a pre-set time. This can be useful if you want a particular task performed at a particular time. Maybe you want to download large files at a particular time!

Wake up computer from Sleep

To wake up your Windows computer from Sleep mode at a fixed time, type Task Scheduler in Start Search and hit Enter.

In the right side, select Create Task. A new window will open. Here under the General tab, fill in the Name and Description. Also check, Run with highest privileges.

Under the Triggers tab, click New. Another window will open. here. Select One time (or Daily if you want it repeated every day at a particular time). Set the Date and Time when you want your Vista to wake up from Sleep.

Next under the Actions tab, you have to mention a task. Click New. You can run a simple task, like say, first launching & then closing the command prompt window. This thus will wake your Vista machine at the pre-set time to carry out the task !

Select Action as : Start a program. To schedule a task that executes the command cmd.exe with command line arguments, copy-paste under Program/script

/c “exit”

Under Conditions tab, check on the Wake the computer to run this task check-box. This is important!

Click OK and Exit Task Scheduler.

Your computer will wake up from Sleep at the particular time.

Also see:

  1. Prevent Computer from waking up from Sleep
  2. Windows 7 does not go to sleep
  3. Windows computer wakes from sleep automatically.
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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • Karthikeyan

    I have C7 state sleep enabled, will it work?

  • http://captaindbg.com Shyam Sasindran

    Yes it should work because C7 state is lowers the power and reduce the CPU temps just a different state but the working should be the same.

  • dannyR

    Doesn’t work. Filled in everything perfectly. Just sits there.

  • Victor

    Something to check. Under power setting under “Sleep” there is an option “Allow wake timers”

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