8 energy savings tips for your computer in Off Topic Posted March 29, 2015 http://www.thesimpledollar.com/8-ways-to-easily-reduce-the-energy-consumption-of-your-computer-and-save-big-money/ I found this tip quite interesting : Set up Windows so that it automatically shuts down every night. Every other night or so, I used to leave my computer on after I went to bed and I wouldn’t notice it until the next evening after I got home from work. That is, until I told it to shut down automatically at two in the morning each night. Here’s how to do it on a Windows PC (it’s really easy): 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 2. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Scheduled Tasks. 3. Double-click Add Scheduled Task. The Scheduled Task Wizard starts. 4. Click Next. 5. Under Click the program you want Windows to run, click Browse. 6. In the Select Program to Schedule dialog box, locate the C:\WINDOWS\System32 folder, locate and click the Shutdown.exe file, and then click Open. 7. Under Perform this task, specify a name for the task and how frequently you want this task to run, and then click Next. 8. Under Select the time and day you want this task to start, specify a start time and date for the task, and then click Next. 9. Type the user name and password to run this task under, and then click Next, and then click Finish. 10. In the Scheduled Tasks window, right click on your new task and choose Properties. Select the Settings tab, then check the box that says “Wake the computer to run this task,” then click OK.