Windows – Power up and down computers on a timer


I've got a windows home server that's just great for backups and the like, but I'd like to reduce my power consumption.

What the best way to put it on a timer, say wake up daily at 6pm and shutdown if activity is less than 3% at 1am?

Best Answer

  • Lights Out is a good option (as already suggested).

    You may also like to try a program I recently wrote. It lets you hibernate and wake-up your PC according to configurable rules. I originally wrote it because I thought the full version of Lights Out was too expensive!

    You can find it here: