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How can I have a laptop with Phoenix BIOS and an Intel 2010 processor automatically boot at a given time?

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Maybe. Have you looked? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 18 '10 at 0:32
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If you're using Windows and your laptop supports it, you can create a scheduled task and check the box "Wake the computer to run this task" under the Settings tab.

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That will only wake it from sleep levels. It won't work if the computer is entirely powered off, i.e. turned off or in hibernate. – nhinkle Apr 18 '10 at 3:26
    
@nhinkle: actually most systems support waking from S4 (hibernate), and some from S5 (soft-off). See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… and mythtv.org/wiki/ACPI_Wakeup – Hugh Allen Apr 18 '10 at 6:20

You could have another computer wake it via the "wake on LAN" feature in the BIOS. Is this an option?

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+1 for WOL and another PC in the same network with a scheduled task to wake the first PC up. – Ivan Petrushev Apr 18 '10 at 6:18

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