I have an old Dell 4700C that I would like to put out in my shop to use to backup the hard drive for the machine in my house. I don't really want this thing running all the time, only when I want to actually run the backup. I was hoping to use WOL to turn the PC remotely, run the backup and then shut it down.
The 4700C has 'Remote Wake Up', but per documentation:
The computer can be powered up remotely from the suspend or standby modes only.
I'm running Windows 7 in my house and and can run Windows XP or Ubuntu on the 4700c. My budget is limited, so I'm trying to make the hardware I currently have work.
I really do not want to leave this PC running even in standby. Is there anyway to get around the motherboard's requirement to have the computer in a suspended state and have it be off until I tell it to wake up?
(@Keltari has recommended I check into a BIOS update, which I haven't been able to do yet)