4 Ways to Set Auto Windows Auto Shutdown 10

4 Ways to Set Auto Windows Auto Shutdown 10 

This article illustrates four practical methods for setting up Auto Shutdown automatically on Windows 10 computers for better options.

Sometimes, you might expect your computer to automatically shut down in the scheduled time, for example, when some downloading process isn’t finished, but you have to leave the computer screen now. Now this post introduces three ways to set up an automatic shutdown on a Windows 10 computer, which also applies to Windows 8.

Method 1: Set up an automatic shutdown in the Windows 10 by Run dialog box

Step 1: Press the Windows  + R key combination to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type shutdown -s -t number , for example, shutdown -s -t 1800 and then click OK .

Tip: The number in the command entered is time in seconds; 1800 only means 1800 seconds (i.e. 30 minutes). You can set the number according to your own needs.

Method 2: Setting automatic shutdown on Windows 10 by Command Prompt

Step 1: Press Windows + R and then select Command Promp t to open Command Prompt.

Step 2: Type shutdown -s –t number and press the Enter key.

After using the above method to set up automatic shutdown on Windows 10, you can immediately see a notification appear from the bottom right corner of the desktop to let you know that you are about to exit Windows 10 and the computer will be shut down at the scheduled time. The pop-up message will disappear soon.

Method 3: Setup automatic shutdown on Windows 10 by Task Scheduler

Compared to the two methods above, this method will be a little more complicated.

Step 1: Open the Run dialog . Then type taskschd.msc and click OK .

Step 2: After Task Scheduler opens, on the right side of the panel click  Create Basic Task  .

Step 3: Type  Shutdown   in the Name column and click  Next .

Step 4: Choose when you want the automatic shutdown task to start and click Next .

Step 5: Set the specific time when you want your Windows 10 to automatically close and click Next .

Step 6: Select  Start program   and click  Next .

Step 7: Click the Browse button . Navigate to  C : \ Windows \ System32 . Drop down to find the shutdown application file , select it and click  Open .

Step 8: Type –s in the box behind Add argument ( Optional ) and then click Next .

Step 9: Click Finish . Then the settings will take effect and your Windows 10 computer will turn off automatically at the specified time.

Termination of time brings a lot of convenience for us. Hopefully the methods above will help you. In addition, if you want to cancel automatic closing on Windows 10, you only need to open the Run dialog box (or the Command Prompt window) and then type shutdown -a followed by clicking OK to cancel the settings.

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