How to Automatically Shut Down Your Computer at Particular Time

How to Automatically Shut Down Computer at Particular Time

Windows in one of the traditional operating systems because of loads of features that it avails to its user. Today we will be presenting one of them. You all used to Shut down computer after you completed your work.

But numerous of us neglect to Shut down computer after accomplishing any task for sure! That’s the reason we are here with a method to shut down any Windows based Computer with applying a particular given time.

Automatically Shut Down Computer at a Specified Time

The method we are going to share will also help you in saving electricity too because we often forget to shut down computer. So let’s proceed. But, this can be only done when you would give your prior attention in this post, So without wasting any time let’s take you to the steps to be followed.

1. Using New Shortcut

Right Click on your Desktop. And then select the option of “New shortcut“

Automatically Shut Down Your Computer at a Specified Time

After creating the new shortcut you will be prompt “what item would you like to create a shortcut for?”

what item would you like to create a shortcut for

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”. Because 60sec=1 minute 10*60sec=600 seconds so my Computer will shut down after 10 minutes. You can only command it only in seconds.

shutdown -s -t 600

Moreover if you need 1 hours then if 10 minutes is 600 sec then 60 minutes is 3600 so for one hour is 3600 you have to place and if you want to shut down your computer after 5 hours then 1 hour = 3600 multiplication with 5 comes 18000 seconds that you have to place, it’s just a simple calculation.

Once you had completed the above steps, you need to save that file. You can see your newly created shortcut on the desktop, double click it and you will get the notification on the taskbar regarding your shutdown time.

notification on the taskbar

2. Scheduling Shutdown/ Restarts using Task Scheduler

Your windows operating system comes up with an important function which is known as Task Scheduler like it name suggests it schedules important tasks for you. So we can use Task Scheduler to schedule Shutdown or Restart in Windows, let’s know how to do it.

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.


Now you will see Task scheduler opens up, now you need to click on “Create Basic Task”

Create Basic Task

Now you need to give it a name and a description of your wish and then simply click “Next”

give it a name and a description

Now you will be asked when do you want the task to start simply select “One time” and hit the next button.

One time

Now on the next page, you need to set the start date and time

set start date and time

Now you need to choose the option “Start a program”

Start a program

Now here is the tricky part here you need to the 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.

shutdown to commence

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

assigned schedule simply click on finish

So foregoing is the method to automatically shut down computer at particular time. By this methods, you can have joy with your friends by creating this shortcut file on their computers and additionally, you can schedule any work and then put on an automatic shutdown time of your PC to save battery life of yours laptop.

Hope you like the post, 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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