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Windows 7: Automatic Shutdown after Windows 7 Backup


03 Nov 2009   #1

Win 7 RC
 
 
Automatic Shutdown after Windows 7 Backup

Does anyone know if it's possible to automatically shutdown after a Windows 7 Backup has run?

Thanks.

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03 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeremyCade View Post
Does anyone know if it's possible to automatically shutdown after a Windows 7 Backup has run?

Thanks.
Dear JeremyCade,

I asked this question for you in Microsoft's forum, below is the answer.
Is it possible to start a backup using the CMD prompt?

Hope this answer will make things clear.

Have a nice day!

zx81
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04 Nov 2009   #3

Win 7 RC
 
 

Hi All,

What I've ended up doing is setting a task to watch for the backup complete event in the Application log.

Steps to replicate this if anyone is interested are:

  1. Open Task Scheduler
  2. Create a new basic task
  3. Enter a description for the task
  4. On the trigger screen select "When a specific event is logged"
  5. Select the Application from the log drop down menu.
  6. Select Backup from the source drop down menu.
  7. Enter 4098 as the event ID..
  8. On the action screen select "Start a program"
  9. Enter "Shutdown" into the Program/Script text box.
  10. Enter "/s" into the Arguments box.
  11. Click next & Finish.
  12. Run a backup to confirm the task is working.
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04 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

JermyCade,

Very clever solution to this problem.
Very good solution.

Have a nice day.

zx81
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07 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit / Win XP Pro 32bit
 
 

this is very frustrating - it shouldn't be necessary to use complex workarounds for something basic like this!

Many of the most basic freeware programs include a function to shut down after completing their process, so why doesn't Win 7 give the option to shut down after back up???

Bewildering. The sleep function in Windows 7 is also useless since it just ignores any running programs and puts the computer to sleep on schedule, interrupting ongoing backups, movie encodes, etc.
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07 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Task Scheduler

task scheduler is much improved
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07 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Other Applications

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mandrake5 View Post
this is very frustrating - it shouldn't be necessary to use complex workarounds for something basic like this!

Many of the most basic freeware programs include a function to shut down after completing their process, so why doesn't Win 7 give the option to shut down after back up???

Bewildering. The sleep function in Windows 7 is also useless since it just ignores any running programs and puts the computer to sleep on schedule, interrupting ongoing backups, movie encodes, etc.
this is why there is so many other applications used with Windows I don't care what Windows backup will or will not do I use Comodo Backup V1.04 have for a long time and it does everything I need.

I do agree though MS should try a little harder to include great basic features like this but even if they did some people like myself would still use other software
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14 Apr 2010   #8

win xp, win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeremyCade View Post
Hi All,

What I've ended up doing is setting a task to watch for the backup complete event in the Application log.

Steps to replicate this if anyone is interested are:

  1. Open Task Scheduler
  2. Create a new basic task
  3. Enter a description for the task
  4. On the trigger screen select "When a specific event is logged"
  5. Select the Application from the log drop down menu.
  6. Select Backup from the source drop down menu.
  7. Enter 4098 as the event ID..
  8. On the action screen select "Start a program"
  9. Enter "Shutdown" into the Program/Script text box.
  10. Enter "/s" into the Arguments box.
  11. Click next & Finish.
  12. Run a backup to confirm the task is working.
Is this working for others?

For me, it didn't. Set it up as directed, then ran a backup and went to bed last night. This morning the computer is still on. I have Windows 7 Pro 32.

Is there a log file I might look at to troubleshoot the lack of shutdown?
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11 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
It's different for Professional and Ultimate

It took me a few days to figure this out. The Professional and Ultimate versions of Windows 7 use a different backup utility than the Home versions and Vista use. The new backup utility throws a different code on completion.

If you have Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate replace the 4098 in the previous post with 14 and it should work.
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03 Jul 2010   #10

XPSP3 Tablet + Win7
 
 
Just another person annyoed with it

Hello,
I would also wish, this would be included into the BackUp window. Is SevenForums communicating with them regarding most wished features? This would be a simple and good one.

They seem to work on the BackUp because I had an error message in the past, which does no longer appear. So let's hope.

Thanks
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