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Author Topic: Put Vista to sleep and wake it up on a schedule?  (Read 2761 times)

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Put Vista to sleep and wake it up on a schedule?
« on: July 20, 2008, 01:26:50 AM »
I have a desktop running Vista Home Premium.  It behaves very well as far as going to sleep and waking up as needed.  I can't just let it sleep when I am not using it, however, as it has a shared printer that my wife prints to from her laptop as well as music that she streams while at home.  I would like to be able to have the computer sleep over night and during the parts of the day when neither of us are at home, but have it wake itself up so it is available for printing and media streaming when she is at home.  Any ideas on how to make this work?

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Re: Put Vista to sleep and wake it up on a schedule?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 08:20:19 PM »
I would like to be able to have the computer sleep over night and during the parts of the day when neither of us are at home, but have it wake itself up so it is available for printing and media streaming when she is at home.  Any ideas on how to make this work?

Can't you have it set to Wake On LAN?

You'll need to set your BIOS and any firewall/router/NAT to allow the packet to work.

Here's a free program that can wake a computer up WOL 1.03.  She can have a shortcut on her desktop to call it to wake your computer before doing any printing/etc.

Otherwise, Wikipedia also has quite a few resources listed.

And then just have it go to sleep after a period of inactivity.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2008, 08:22:03 PM by 4wd »