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I'm just messing around with some configurations, at the moment with the aim of increasing productivity on my Win 8 laptop. I just scheduled a shutdown task, to be run every night and in the process I was wondering if there's anyway to prevent either:

Your computer from starting before a certain time or the operating system from logging you in before a certain time.

As an example, say I wanted to limit access to my computer before 9am how could you go about this?

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