Although Windows includes a built-in scheduling utility, Auto Power-on and Shut-down simplifies such tasks. True to its name, the program mainly lets you schedule your PC to start up and shut down at regular intervals. You can configure the application to boot up or shut down your PC on a daily or weekly basis, and you can schedule such events down to the very second. In addition to its main job, the program lets you schedule tasks such as opening a URL or a file, launching a program, playing a sound file, or locking the computer. Auto Power-on and Shut-down also supplies a few nice bonus features, such as tools for saving power and syncing your PC's clock with atomic servers. The utility's clean tabbed interface is a bit sparse for our tastes, but it is logically arranged, and even inexperienced users should get up to speed quickly. We found some of the prompts confusing, though. As in most programs, quitting triggers a confirmation box; however, clicking OK doesn't stop the app but keeps it running in the system tray. But minor annoyances aside, both parents and system administrators will likely find this program a handy addition to their computers.
What's new in version 2.84
Version 2.84 is compatible with Win10 1703.
ReleaseJune 13, 2017
Date AddedJune 12, 2017
Operating SystemsWindows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
An easy to use application that allows you to control your computer resume from power-off state (hibernation) or wake up your computer from sleep mode (stand by). Resume from power-off state - Allows you to control your computer auto start up and work in appointed time. It can wake your computer at specified date/time, even if the system has been closed in hibernation. Wake up from sleep mode - Allows you to wake up your computer from sleep mode (s3 standby) at specified time. Task Schedule - Allows you to open files, play sounds, run programs, close programs, open website, show message, standby/hibernate, shutdown/reboot. at any designated time. Auto Shutdown - There is a feature of Auto Power-on Shut-down that you may find useful. It will allows your computer auto shut down at specified time. Keyboard/Mouse Macro - Record to scripts and playback that you type with the keyboard and move and click with the mouse, a useful feature for such as TV record, supports Windows 64bit.