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How to Automatically Shut Down Your Computer at a Specified Time


How To Use Task Scheduler to Automatically Shut Down PC
How To Use Task Scheduler to Automatically Shut Down PC

We are going to share a very interesting trick on How to set a Shutdown timer on windows. Go through the full post to know much more about it. But as soon as you click on shutdown button in windows it instantly shutdowns, but what if you want to shut it down after a particular time which is set by you, Yes it is possible you can do this with a simple notepad trick.

Windows in one of the conventional operating systems because of the lots of the features that it avails to its user. Today we will be presenting one of them. You all shutdown computer after you completed your work.

So we are here with a process to Create A Shortcut To Shutdown Computer After A Specified Time Period. You just have to follow some of the uncomplicated steps that I have discussed in below area.

How to Set a Shutdown Timer On Windows

This method will generate a shortcut on your desktop and time of shutdown will be set by you and when you click on it the countdown will automatically start and your Pc will get shut down after a specific time. The method will be effective when you are downloading something that takes excess time and in that case, you can set a timer for a shutdown. Just follow up the below steps to proceed.


First of all, click on start and type notepad and press enter. Now notepad will open, just copy the below code and paste it into your notepad.

shutdown -s -t 60

Using Switch Off

Switch Off is a lightweight easy-to-use tray-based system utility that could automatically shutdown, suspend or hibernate your system. This could cut your electricity bills and save the Environment by lowering your PC power consumption. It could also disconnect dial-up and VPN connections to cut your internet service bills as well.

Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install Switch off on your Windows computer and run the application.

Step 2. Now you need to click on the system’s notification tray on the taskbar and there you need to right-click on the Switch off the application and choose “Option”. There set everything according to your wish.

Step 3. Now you need to double click on Switch off application. There under “Select Schedule” you need to choose the option “Countdown” and enter the time period.

Step 4. Now under the option “Select Task” you need to choose the option “Shutdown”. You can choose any other options according to your wish

Step 5. After you have done setting up the task, you need to click on “Enable task”


That’s it! Now you will see your computer will begin the countdown and will be shut down at the given time.

Using Task Scheduler

Well, you can also use Task Scheduler to automatically shut down your computer at a specified time. However, you need to follow the steps carefully to avoid any errors. So, here’s how you can use Windows Task Scheduler to Automatically shut down Windows 10 computer.

Step 1. First of all, search for ‘Task Scheduler’ on your Windows Search menu and open it. Now on the Task Scheduler, click on ‘Create Basic Task

Step 2. Name the new task as ‘Shut Down’ and then click on ‘Next’ button.

Step 3. Now, head to the ‘Trigger’ tab and then select the option ‘Daily’. Now enter the time and date you want your PC to shut down.

Step 4. Now, head to the Action > Start a Program. Under Program/Script type in shutdown.exe and enter ‘/s’ under the Add arguments.

Step 5. Now, head to the ‘Condition; tab and then tick on the ‘Start the task only if the computer is idle for’ and select the idle time for your computer.


Finally, click on ‘Ok’ and exit the Task Scheduler. That’s it, you are done! Now your computer will automatically shut down at the given time.

So foregoing is the method for How to Set a Shutdown Timer On Windows. By this method, you can have joy with your friends by running this batch file on their computers and additionally, you can schedule any work and then shutdown time of your PC to save battery life of your computer. Hope you like the discussion, don’t forget to share it with your friends and leave a comment below if you need our help at any step.


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