The most annoying part of using a PC, is surely booting it up in the morning for the days use.
After seeing this software reviewed by Lifehacker a while back, I realised I could start my PC in the morning in around 30 seconds as opposed to, in some cases, 10 minutes.
Now, I know the PC is not technically off whilst Boot Snooze is in use. It’s in hibernation mode or Standby which puts the PC in a very low power state. It barely even draws whilst it’s in Hibernation.
So the idea here, is to use Boot Snooze last thing in the day to reboot your PC. Once it’s been rebooted, Boot Snooze will automatically start a countdown timer (previously specified) to put your PC into a low power state. During the countdown, we’ll set Windows to automatically start programs that we always find ourselves using. I find the first 3 programs I always start are; Outlook, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player, so we’ll use those in this example. Once they have opened, Boot Snooze will put your PC into the low power state.
When you start your PC out of standby or hibernation in the morning, it will take around 30 seconds to get to the desktop where your programs are already opened ready and waiting. Much better than waiting a matter of minutes and then having to open the programs up one by one.
So, here’s a walk through guide on how to start your PC the smart way.