Say that the power button on the computer is broken. Or for strange reasons, your PC does not shut down manually when you click Stop on the Windows menu. The planning of the automatic shutdown will be the way to go. Aside from technical issues, the scheduled shutdown will save you battery power if you're the type to fall asleep while working late on your laptop.
With the tips below, you can program the automatic shutdown of your computer at a specific time. Therefore, instead of leaving your computer exhausted or staying in hibernation while you sleep, planning to stop will be a perfect idea.
Set auto shutdown using task scheduler
Task Scheduler is an integrated application that comes with the Windows 10 operating system. You can make the most of it to plan different tasks. Here's how to use it to schedule an automatic shutdown of your PC.
Step 1: type Task Scheduler in the search bar of your Windows 10 computer and press Task Scheduler.
2nd step: Under the Actions section, click Create Basic Task.
Step 3: Give the task a name, a description (optional), and then click Next. For this tutorial, we would name the task – Automatic shutdown at 12 o'clock.
Step 4: Choose how often you want the task to run and click Next. In other words, how often do you want to shut down your PC automatically. It could be daily, weekly, monthly, etc. This could be a one-off task.
Step 5: The next step is to select a start date and time when you want your PC to shut down automatically.
Step 6: In the new window, select Start a program and press the Next button.
Step 7: The next step is to select the program that triggers the shutdown of the PC. Click the Browse button.
Step 8: Go to the button on the page, select the stop application and click Open.
Step 9: type -s in the Add arguments (optional) box and click Next.
Step 10: Preview the automatic shutdown task in the new window and click Finish.
Then your computer will automatically stop at the time you set in the Task Scheduler. If it is daily at step 4 (above), your computer will turn off automatically every day at the set time.
Cancellation of programmed automatic shutdown
Suppose you want to continue using your computer despite the scheduled auto shutdown. In this case, you can replace or temporarily stop the automatic shutdown task to avoid the programs you are running on your PC.
Here's how to replace an automatic shutdown task that you previously activated on your Windows 10 PC.
Step 1: Launch the Task Scheduler application.
2nd step: On the dashboard of the application, click "Task Scheduler Library".
Step 3: In the task windows, locate and select the automatic shutdown task that you created earlier.
Step 4: Then you can replace the desired action. Under the Actions section, tap the End option to replace the task.
Then the job will not run at the set time, ie your PC will not turn off automatically.
You can also disable the task for the moment by selecting Disable from the Action menu. This will temporarily suspend the automatic shutdown task. If someone else is using your computer, you do not have to delete the automatic shutdown task. You can simply disable it. Reactivating the task is also easy: just launch the Task Scheduler, select the task, and click Activate.
Change the automatic shutdown command in Windows 10
If you have previously set your computer to turn off automatically but now want to turn it off at a different time, simply change the instructions. Here's how to do it.
Step 1: Launch the Task Scheduler application and select "Task Scheduler Library".
2nd step: Right-click the automatic shutdown task that you want to modify, and then click Properties.
Step 3: Go to the Trigger section of the new window and tap Edit.
Step 4: Select the new automatic closing date or time (or both) and click OK.
Step 5: Finally, click OK again to save the changes.
Stop it peacefully
Few people can use this feature or are aware of it. However, the ability to schedule automatic shutdown is a very useful feature of Windows 10. If you work on your computer all day and have trouble leaving your screen, you can schedule an automatic shutdown for your bedtime .
The feature can also be used as a kind of parental control. You can program the automatic shutdown of your children's computers to limit the time that they spend playing games or watching movies on their home computer (or at home).
Then: Have you ever been curious and surprised by the date of the last shut down of your computer? We have a simple trick to help you discover.