My old Dell Inspiron 4000 has an "auto on" mode in the BIOS, which is quite convenient. By setting a time and enabling it, you can have your computer start up every morning, say, at 7am. It starts from cold, not from sleep or hibernate, but really from completely shut down to power on and boot of windows.
Can I do that programatically with VB or API calls? Using a software that would basically set the "auto-on" time and shut down computer.
I want to stress that I'm not looking for a solution to wake from standby, which I know how already, but to really power on from a cold shut down.