Since I’m a frequent user of my computer, I usually don’t turn off my computer and it keeps on running for many days because restarting or shutting down and then starting the PC may take some time which is frustrating for me as I always want to start working as soon as I sit on my computer seat. This is the case for many users who don’t want to turn off their computers just because it takes time to reset it to the running condition again.
Running Windows for longer periods of time may slow down the performance of the PC. You may also miss out any updates that have been downloaded and need the computer to restart in order to be installed. Boot Snooze is a small, free and portable utility that comes to rescue in this situation. Boot Snooze does the simple task of restarting the computer and then immediately forcing the computer to go to Standby or Hibernate mode, whichever is selected.
Using Boot Snooze is a very simple task. There are a few options to configure that are self explanatory. There are two columns in the user interface of Boot Snooze. In the left hand column, you can enable auto-login if auto-login is not enabled on your computer. This will enable Boot Snooze to automatically login to your user account when Windows restarts. This will make sure that everything is done automatically without involving you.
In the left hand column, you can configure different options like how much delay you want to have before or after restarting the PC when the actions are done by Boot Snooze. You can also configure the methods in which you can select Restart then Hibernate or Restart then Standby. Please note that Restart then Hibernate option requires that Hibernation is enabled on your computer. To enable hibernation in Windows 7, you can issue the following command in Run dialog box or in CMD console:
powercfg /hibernate on