Today we gonna be show you, how to schedule an Automatic shutdown in windows 10. Yes, you can definitely do that on your Windows 10 computer without any third party tools.
Why you have to use such a feature or how it will benefit you? Let me explain! For example, if you are downloading a large file, in normal case you have to wait until it finishes in order to shut down your computer, but using this way you can just command your computer to shutdown itself on a specific time and date in the future.
So by learning these 3 ways, you can do quite a lot, save some of your valuable time, save a little bit energy, even extend your computer’s hardware lifespan by running them less time.
WAY 1: SETUP AUTO SHUTDOWN BY THE RUN DIALOG BOX
Step 1: Press Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
Step 2: Type shutdown –s –t number, for example, shutdown –s –t 3600 and then click OK.
The number in the entered command is the time in seconds; 3600 just means 3600 seconds (i.e. 60 minutes). You can set the number depending on your own needs.
WAY 2: SETUP AUTO SHUTDOWN BY COMMAND PROMPT
Step 1: Press Win + X keys and then select Command Prompt to open Command Prompt.
Step 2: Type shutdown –s –t number and press Enter key. For example, shutdown –s –t 3600 and then press ENTER.
After Pressing ENTER in command prompt, you will see a notification at lower right corner of the desktop which will say that your PC will Shutdown at your scheduled time.
WAY 3: SETUP AUTO SHUTDOWN BY TASK SCHEDULER
Step 1: You gonna need to go to your Start menu and start searching “Task scheduler”, and there you go open Task scheduler.
Step 2: Now you have click on the create basic task option on the Actions tab. Which will open the Create basic task wizard. Now name the task as you prefer, for example, Shutdown @ 11 PM.
Step 3: Now hit next and choose “one-time” option, Now hit next again and this is where you can set the time and date option for the task to execute itself, so pick a time and date for the shutdown and hit next again.
Step 4: Now type in Shutdown on the Program or script box, and add the following command to the Add arguments option, which is /s /f /t 0 and hit next.
Step 5: You have successfully created a task that will automatically shut down your computer in that particular time which you picked from the future.