PC automatic shutdown and startup

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I have a PC in my office. I want to start the PC in Morning 8.30 A.M and Shut Down at Evening 5.30 P.M I am starting PC in Ever morning manually and shutting down through Remote Connection. Is there any command or specified software for automatizing this process? Please Help!
I am using this PC for backup purpose. So no need to run all the day.

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To automatically start your computer:
  1. Enter the BIOS menu by pressing the “Delete” key during boot-up.
  2. In the power option menu, select a time for your computer to resume operating.
  3. Save; exit the BIOS menu.

For automatic shut-down:
  1. From the “Start Menu”, search for “Task Scheduler”.
  2. Select “Create Task”. Check the boxes labeled “Run with highest privileges” and “run whether user is logged on or not”.
  3. Under the actions tab, select “New” and then “Start a Program”; select “Shutdown”.
  4. Under the “Triggers” tab, select “New”; set the time.
  5. Select “OK” and exit.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    After switch off there is no any procedure to start a pc automatically until the power switch is on. Also you did not disclose what OS are you using now ! However, if the power switch is on (if possible) there is a way to do somehow like that. When start the pc invoke to BIOS by pressing the relevant key. Search for/ navigate to the advanced menu/ power menu. Mind it that, there are different settings for each pc, so you may need to search each menu to find the option that controls power settings.
    Now select power on/ auto start/ something like that & choose your desire time/ date from the available scheduling method. Now you can enable/ disable for these options.
    When all will be done, restart and check if it helps you.
    If you are using windows you can also do this with by clicking start > all programs > accessories > system tools > scheduled tasks.Then follow the on-screen helps.
    There is also a tool called as "Auto poweron & Shutdown" that can help the same, but it is not free.

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  • Brijesh
    No need to pay for third party software to perform this task.Very simple you can do it by yourself just follow the steps in this link

    Hope this helps you ! 
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  • Deebak
    thanks Friends. I will be back with good update tomorrow morning,.
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