I’m the tech guy in the family so don’t own the 12th gen framework laptop in question but persuaded my Dad to get one and am helping with it. The issue is I can’t get it to automatically wake from sleep (let alone fully shutdown which is actually the main goal). The goal is to have it wake at 4am in the morning to do a backup to the NAS. Both my personal computers, my previous laptop, my Dad’s previous desktop and my Mum’s laptop have been able to do this. Either using the maintenance settings to automatically wake it, or task scheduler’s “wake the PC to run this task”, or a setting in the bios that happened to be available. I can’t get any of the above to work on the framework though.
Maintenance is set to wake the computer at 4am, though the checkbox for it is disabled, it is checked. The scheduled backup task is also set to wake the computer and I can see it if I enter
Wake timers are enabled in the AC and DC settings of all power plans. I’ve tried disabling hibernation, fast startup and hybrid sleep (which I had to do through cmd as it’s not available in the GUI). No effect. And all of this doesn’t even work when the computer is just put to sleep, let alone fully shut down. From my testing, if I schedule a basic task to echo %time% to a file, scheduled to run in a couple of minutes and to wake the computer, then put the computer to sleep: the computer doesn’t wake and the task is only run once I wake the computer up (even though the option to run the task as soon after the scheduled time is missed is not enabled).
I checked the BIOS too and couldn’t find anything useful in there, like enable/disable wake timers or even set a manual scheduled wake time.
So yeah, I’m a bit stumped. I can think of sub-par workaround like having a desktop shortcut to do a backup then shut down, run manually every evening. But surely it must be possible to have the thing wake at a certain time, from sleep if not fully shut down?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
P.S. is there a “Framework Windows” tag or category? I’ve nothing against Linux, just seems difficult to search this forum for Windows-only stuff