Scheduling a task is easy in Vista. The new and improved Task Scheduler make task scheduling a lot more easier. In this guide, I’ll use the Task Scheduler to schedule my PC to hibernate at a specific time.
Read on for the full guide.
- Before we start scheduling the task, we need to create a batch file. This batch file will contain a command that will send windows into hibernate mode. Paste the following code in a notepad and save it as “hibernate.bat”. Make sure that the file type is “bat” and not “txt”.
- First, open the Task Scheduler. It is located at Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Task Scheduler.
- After you open the Task Scheduler, click on the “Click Basic Task…” option located on the right side of the window.
- In the “Create Basic Task Wizard” windows, fill in the name and description of the task.
- Select one of the method that you’ll want the scheduler to execute the task. For my case, I’ll select weekly since I want to execute my task on a weekly basis.
- On the next screen, the will be some options for you to select. This screen will be base on whatever you select on the previous screen. If you selected weekly, you can select the start date and time, how often the task recur and the days the task will be executed.
- Next, there will be 3 options that you can select. Since we are going to schedule the PC to hibernate, we select “Start a program”.
- On this screen, you need to select a program/script that you want to run by the scheduler. Select the batch file that we created earlier and click next.
- Review the details of the task and click Finish.
- You are done! Now the task is scheduled and will execute on the time that you specified in the scheduler. This task will put you PC into hibernate mode on the scheduled time.
Hope this will guide will help you save some electricity by hibernating your PC!