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Windows 7: auto shut down after x amount of time with windows 7


29 Nov 2009   #1

Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
auto shut down after x amount of time with windows 7

hi,

is there such a function with windows 7? where i can type in a certain amount of time and the pc/lap top will switch itself off so i can leave it downloading and go to bed but not have to leave the lap top running over night?

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29 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Create a new shortcut with this address;
shutdown -s -t ### -f
### = number of seconds

Of course, don't forget to run it before you go to bed
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29 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

or if you want to do it through a program, press start and type 'scheduler'. Open the task scheduler, and click create basic task on the right hand side. This brings up a wizard, and just follow the steps. When it comes to the action tab, select 'start a program' and then browse for C:\Windows\System32\Shutdown.exe which is the program that shuts down the computer. Finish the wizard, and you're all set!
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30 Nov 2009   #4

Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for your replies... that helped a lot.. espesially having a lap top i have had 3 lap tops that the motherboard fried because i was leaving them on 24/7 downloading. lol ty
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30 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

The schedular will work, but you still need to use the switches as rsvr85 stated
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30 Nov 2009   #6

Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
The schedular will work, but you still need to use the switches as rsvr85 stated

oh i see so it wont work with the schedular alone?

and setting it to open the .exe int he system32 folder?

how do i create the shortcut to put the command in?
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30 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Choose create new task and follow the screens to set it up properly

You need the timeout so it shuts down after a certain amount of time.

You can also make it shut down at a specific time any day of the week..
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