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Windows 7: Auto shutdown and startup

01 Oct 2010   #1

64 bit
Auto shutdown and startup

Hi all,
I'm looking for a program that will power up and shut-down my pc at specific times. Anyone got any recommendations?


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01 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Hi wpickett,

On some computers there is an option in the BIOS to start computer and to shutdown you can always schedule shutdown.exe to run at a specific time.

Task Scheduler - Create New Task

I actually have a batch file with the following code in and i have just got Windows task schedule to run it.

shutdown -s -t 00
Just paste the above code into a text document and save the file as .bat
Note - Change the file type to All Types:

Auto shutdown and startup-capture.jpg


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01 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

This site might help with the auto start - How To Automatically Start Your Computer - Video

Not the best quality picture but should be OK.

On a side note, the code for a batch file i posted above will shutdown the computer without warning at the time specified, if you need a warning then let me know and i will give you a new script.

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01 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
, if you need a warning then let me know and i will give you a new script.
... or type
shutdown/? or simply shutdown
at the command prompt and read the instructions :)
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