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windowsxp powermanager

April 19, 2007 | 1:29 pm

Hello there,

For an exhibition i need to schedule the startup and shutdown of a
windows XP machine. Can anyone recommend a solid XP app to do such a
thing ?
For the record, in OS X we use PowerManager 3, works excellent and
has exactly the necessary options (sleep/wake/shutdown/startup/
suspend, and calendar specific timing)

Thanks !

Gideon



_j
April 19, 2007 | 7:58 pm

I’m not too sure how an app is going to help schedule you a startup. For shutdown you can try autohotkey, a macro program.


April 19, 2007 | 10:24 pm

Ehm yes, i meant a software application, other than maxmsp ..

On 19-apr-2007, at 21:58, jamez wrote:

> I’m not too sure how an app is going to help schedule you a
> startup. For shutdown you can try autohotkey, a macro program.


April 20, 2007 | 12:35 am

You should check if your BIOS have a "wake on LAN" feature.
Otherwise, it appears to be very difficult to schedule the windows startup.
You can also try to hibernate your system at the end of the day instead of
shutting it down and schedule a task in the morning with the option "Wake
the computer to run the task" but I know that sometimes, it can lead to IP
(or various hardware) conflicts or errors.
Looks like these solutions are everything but "solid" …


April 20, 2007 | 8:58 am

Looks like Macs have a build-in timer for scheduling startup.

On a PC, you could set the ‘boot on power’ option, in combination with a 230V/110V timer.

There are loads of programs to shutdown in time.



_j
April 20, 2007 | 7:56 pm

macs have built in startup? …… bizarre!


April 22, 2007 | 5:45 pm

Quote: jamez wrote on Fri, 20 April 2007 21:56
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> macs have built in startup? …… bizarre!
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Not at all. And very useful it is.

This thread just made me realize that Windows *doesn’t* have energy management with reliable scheduled startup (how long has ATX been around? ten years?) No, you don’t need it every day, but it’s bloody useful when you do need it. Sheez, even my iPod has it.

Oh, well…


April 23, 2007 | 5:06 pm

PCs sometimes have this option in BIOS.

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