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How To Make Your Computer Shutdown At Given Particular Time

How To Make Your Computer Shutdown At Given Particular Time
How To Make Your Computer Shutdown At Given Particular Time

 

Let’s admit, we all utilize our desktop computer and laptops for various purposes like sending an email, converting files, etc. Sometimes, we forget to shutdown the computer after finishing our work. This thing won’t create any huge problem until and unless you share your PC with others. If your computer is shared, then anyone can access your private and sensitive data without your permission just because you haven’t shut down the PC.

So, if you are amongst those who forget to shut down their PC after work, then its always best to schedule a shutdown time. Scheduling shutdown time on Windows 10 PC also has few other benefits like it would reduce the electricity bill.

 

Make Your Computer Shutdown At Given Particular Time

So, in this article, we are going to share some of the best methods that would help you to make your Windows PC shut down on a schedule. Let’s check out the best methods to make your computer shutdown at Given particular time.

Step 1. First of all, right-click on your Desktop and then select the option of “New shortcut

Step 2. After creating the new shortcut you will be prompted “what item would you like to create a shortcut for?”

Step 3. You need to enter the following code their shutdown -s -t 600. As you can see in the screenshot, I have typed “shutdown -s -t 600”. Here, 60sec = 1 minute 10*60sec=600 seconds so my computer will shut down after 10 minutes. You need to enter the time in ‘Seconds’.
Similarly, if you want to your computer to shut down automatically after 1 hour, then you need to type in shutdown -s -t 3600

Step 4. Once you had completed the above steps, you need to save that file. You will find the newly created shortcut on the desktop, double-click on it and you will get the notification on the taskbar regarding your shutdown time.
That’s it! You are done. This is how you can make your computer shut down at a given particular time in Windows.

Scheduling Shutdown/Restarts using Task Scheduler

Your windows operating system comes up with an important function which is known as Task Scheduler. As the name of the utility suggests, the Task Scheduler allows users to schedule important tasks on Windows. So, let’s check out how to use the task scheduler to schedule a shutdown/restart on Windows 10 PC.

Step 1. First of all, you need to open the run box in windows by pressing CTRL+R and then type “taskschd.msc” without the quotation mark.
Step 2. Now you will see Task scheduler opens up, now you need to click on “Create Basic Task
Step 3. Now you need to give it a name and a description of your wish and then simply click “Next”
Step 4. Now you will be asked when do you want the task to start simply select “One time” and hit the next button.
Step 5. Now on the next page, you need to set the start date and time.
Step 6. Now you need to choose the option “Start a program
Step 7. Now here is the tricky part. Here you need to enter script ” –s –f –t 0” in the “Add arguments” box. If you want to shutdown to commence after 60 seconds then type 60 by replacing the 0 here and click on Next.

Enter the script under the ‘Add arguments’


Step 8. Now you will see your assigned schedule simply click on the finish button to make the schedule work.

Click on the finish button

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can make your computer shutdown at given particular time.

Using Notepad To Create Shutdown Timer

Do you know that you can also use a Notepad to create a shutdown timer on Windows 10 operating system? It’s absolutely possible. In this method, we will be using a notepad to create a shutdown timer for Windows 10 PC.

Step 1. First of all, right-click anywhere on the desktop and then New > Text Document. This will open up the notepad.

Step 2. Copy and paste the following code into your Notepad.

@echo off
:Start
title Shutdown timer
color 07
echo Type in an amount of time (Seconds)
set /p time=
color 07
:loop
cls
ping localhost -n 2 >nul
set /a time=%time%-1
echo %time%
if %time% EQU 0 goto Timesup
goto loop
:Timesup
title Time Is Up!
ping localhost -n 2 >nul
ping localhost -n 2 >nul
color 07
echo You have only 20 seconds before Windows Will shut down!
ping localhost -n 20 >nul
ping localhost -n 2 >nul
ping localhost -n 2 >nul
ping localhost -n 1 >nul
ping localhost -n 1 >nul
ping localhost -n 1 >nul
goto Shutdown
:Shutdown
color 70
echo Your Windows is now shutting down! Bye Bye Friend
ping localhost -n 1 >nul
start C:\Windows\System32\Shutdown.exe -s
Step 3. Now make sure to save the file in .bat format. Here we have saved the file in Techviral.bat. You can rename techviral as per your wish. Make sure to select the ‘ANSI’ as encoding.b
Step 4. Double click on the .bat file and you will see the screen like below. The command line will ask you to enter the amount of time in seconds. Simply, enter the time and hit Enter.
That’s it, you are done! This is how you can create a shutdown timer by using a simple notepad file.

 

 

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