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.

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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.

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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 !

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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!

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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.

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