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How to add features to BIOS?


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#1 Bahman5580

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:16 AM

I need to set my laptop to wake up every morning at 5 o'clock. I have a Lenovo G510. The safest way to do that, I presume, is to set up wake up timers from power options in the BIOS. The problem is my BIOS does not have such an option, unlike a PC I previously had. Now the question is, is it possible to add this feature to BIOS? If yes how?

PS. I know about wake timer from sleep or hibernation, but they work randomly for me. Sometimes they work sometimes they don't. I have set up a task with Task Scheduler to wake my laptop at that time, but sometimes my laptop restarts from sleep instead of waking up, and it happens often.

 



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:18 AM

Windows 7 has several Wake On Lan settings -- however I do not know Windows 10.  Have you already explored Windows 10's Wake On Lan settings [if such exist]?


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:20 AM

I have not used that. How does it work? when a network is available? 



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:41 AM

This seems to be a relatively accurate guide for WOL on Windows 10: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/enable-wake-on-lan-windows-10/.  Wake On LAN requires that you have another device available to send the wake-up packet.  If you don't, and you're okay using sleep instead of a fully powered off state, you can use scheduled tasks.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:00 PM

You said "PS. I know about wake timer from sleep or hibernation, but they work randomly for me. Sometimes they work sometimes they don't. I have set up a task with Task Scheduler to wake my laptop at that time, but sometimes my laptop restarts from sleep instead of waking up, and it happens often.​"

 

Maybe you have to check the power options in Control Panel (use Advanced Settings) and make sure these options are set accordingly):

 

Allow Hybrid sleep : OFF

Hibernate after: NEVER

Allow wake timers: ENABLE

 

Make sure you use ENABLE option for Allow Wake timers, and not "Important Wake Timers only" since that may cause the restart

 

A wake timer is a timed event that wakes the PC from sleep and hibernate states at a specific time. For example, a task in Task Scheduler set with the "Wake the computer to run this task" check box checked.
Important wake timers are a new class of wake timer in Windows 10 that includes things like reboots after a Windows update that requires one. They supersede all other settings.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:41 PM

...Wake On LAN requires that you have another device available to send the wake-up packet...

I never realized Wake On Lan needs another device, thanks for letting me know.  I always thought because the motherboard never really is off, the internal LAN adapter can wake itself i.e. go into action on its own.  Now I realize I was thinking of desktops, the thread starter is talking about a laptop -- a whole different situation, correct? 


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