Is there any way I can make my old laptop, a HP Pavilion dv2225la, boot up automatically say at 7:00 each morning? I know I can shut it down automatically, but boot up? Does anyone have any ideas? It's got Windows 7.
This is a function of your laptop's BIOS.
On one of my older machines, there was a BIOS option to specify a wakeup alarm. It power up the machine at the specified time, using the motherboard RTC (realtime clock).
Go into your BIOS and look around for this kind of functionality.