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How to set automatic shut off timer in your PC

automatic shut off timer
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We all come across situations where we want the PC to shutdown automatically at a certain time. Unfortunately, there are no default applications which can do the job. There are some third party programs which can help you with scheduling this function. But without the help of third party programs, you can easily schedule a task to shut down windows at a certain time.

The steps mentioned here are valid in Windows 7, 8, 8,8.1 and 10.

Here is how to set automatic shut off timer in your PC

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run window
  2. Type taskschd.msc to open task scheduler windowautomatic shut off timer
  3. Click Create Basic Taskautomatic shut off timer
  4. Name the Task. Add description if you want. Then click Nextautomatic shut off timer
  5. Select the frequency of the scheduled task i.e., if you want the task to continue daily or only at a certain time. After selection, click Next

    automatic shut off timer
  6. Select the Date and Time. Click Nextautomatic shut off timer
  7. You need to select an Action here. Click Start a Programautomatic shut off timer
  8. Under Program/ script, click browse and select the file located in C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe as shown in the picture
    Under add arguments, type –s –f (-s triggers shut down and –f triggers shutting down all processes in the backgroundautomatic shut off timer
  9. Click Next, then Finish.automatic shut off timer

Scheduling is done. Now you can leave home or go for work not worrying about shutting down your PC at a certain time.

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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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