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Schedule your Windows 8 computer to wake up from sleep automatically

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When you have an important work to do in your computer and do not have enough time, it becomes pretty annoying to wait for the computer to boot and then work for you. Instead of shutting the computer down, putting it into sleep mode is perfectly fine. However, you might want it to wake up from sleep the moment it is required to do a work for you.

This can be done by making use of the Task Scheduler of Windows 8 and we’re going to see it in detail for Windows 8 computer. Before getting deeper into it, let us tell you that this might work with Windows 7 computers too. So, let’s get started.

  • On the Start screen of your Windows 8 interface, type “schedule tasks” and the utility will appear right in front of you, under the ‘Settings’ tab.
  • Launch the program by tapping/clicking on it.
  • Under the ‘Actions’ menu, on the right hand corner of the window, you will see “Create Basic Task….” option that you need to open by double-clicking on it.
  • Next is to name and provide a description for the task, that you need to create, in the “Name” and “Description” fields. This information is purely for you, so you can provide anything that would you of the task.
  • Click on the ‘Next’ button.
  • In the next window, you need to set a trigger for your task. This means the recurrence of the task. You can schedule it on a daily basis or a weekly basis or any particular day.
  • Do not forget to specify the time that you want your system to wake and start the scheduled task.
  • Once the task is scheduled, designate a program that must run by browsing through your computer.
  • After the program is selected, click on the ‘Next’ button.
  • This will open up another window for you, where you need to check “Open the Properties dialog for this task when I click Finish” box that can be seen at the bottom of the window followed by selecting the “Finish” option.
  • Next step is to move to the ‘Properties’ window, where you need to switch to ‘Conditions’ tab.
  • Under the ‘Power’ section, you need to check “Wake the computer to run this task” box.
  • Then, switch to the ‘General’ tab in the same window and check the “Run with highest privileges” box.

Click ‘Ok’.

Your Windows 8 computer is good to go to run the task at the scheduled time, even when you’re not sitting in front of it.

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