If you use Windows XP's Hibernation feature on your laptop or desktop to put your system to sleep at the end of the day, you can schedule your system to "wake up" in the morning. In this IT Dojo video, I'll show you how to use the Scheduled Task Wizard so your machine will be ready and waiting for you, just as if you had left it on all night.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.