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How to Schedule a Shutdown in Windows 10

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Last Updated on February 11, 2022 by Editorial Staff

Today, we are going to show you how to schedule a shutdown in windows 10. Yes, you can create shutdown scheduled tasks in Windows 10 without using third-party tools. But why do 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, you have to wait by sitting there until it finishes to shut down your computer. But, using this way, you can just schedule a shutdown in windows 10 at a specific time and date. By learning this little tip, you can save valuable time. So let us show you how to set an automatic shutdown on Windows 10 PC.

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Schedule a Shutdown in Windows 10

  • First, you need to go to your Start menu, type Task Scheduler, and open the Task scheduler. Now click on the Create Basic Task option on the Actions tab, which will open the Create basic task wizard.
Schedule auto shutdown- task scheduler
  • Name the task as you prefer for example “Shutdown” and give it a description as well if you think so.
automatic shutdown windows- task name
  • Now hit Next and choose the ‘One-time’ option.
auto shutdown windows 10- one time
  • Again hit the Next button 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 automatic shutdown and hit Next.
Set date and time
  • Now type in ‘Shutdown’ in the Program/Script field, and add the following shutdown command to the Add arguments option, which is:

/s /f /t 0

  • Now you can hit Next for one last time and click ‘Finish’.
Click next

Now we have successfully created an automatic shutdown for that particular time that you have selected. So that’s how you can create shutdown scheduled tasks in Windows 10.

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Sources:

  1. https://www.onmsft.com/how-to/how-to-schedule-a-shutdown-in-windows-10
  2. https://windowsreport.com/schedule-automatic-shutdown-windows-10/
  3. https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/how-to-schedule-automatic-shut-down-in-windows-10/
  4. https://techviral.net/schedule-windows-10-shutdown-and-startup/
  5. https://www.faqforge.com/windows/windows-10/how-to-schedule-a-shutdown-in-windows-10-after-pc-has-been-idle/

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