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Old November 23, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by JD View Post
Well cutting the power would remove any standby power ;) If energy concerns are of utmost importance, it's the best way.

No software is going to be able to fully shutdown the computer and then start it at a certain time. Only sleep/standby would work, then you could have wakeup timers.
There's a few power strips I know of that actually cut power to the rest of the devices on the srip if the one designated "computer" is drawing under a certain power.. Althought I don't think that's pertinent..

If you do go with a physical timer, I would try to find some way the PC was cleanly shut down first, or at least load from an image on each boot so there's no risk of data corruption.
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