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Windows 7: Task Scheduler : Create Shut Down PC Automatically Task

05 Jan 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonshi View Post
Thank you Blink.

I did exactly that. And it work. except that I needed to type my login password to start Windows.

Windows needs user password in order to use run Task Scheduler and password is again needed to login.

How can I solve this?
Sonshi,

You're welcome. Unfortunately, it only restarts the computer. By default, you are taken to the log in screen whenever you restart the computer before Windows will start. The only way around this is if you set Windows 7 to log on automatically to a user account of your choice at startup. This of course would be a problem if you have multiple users on the computer. If not, then it may be an option for you.


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21 Sep 2012   #11
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have created a task in task scheduler but now i wanted to make changes for it .How to do it,cause i can't see the task i created in the task scheduler menu.
Help needed .......
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21 Sep 2012   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ali Khan,

Click on the Task Scheduler Library folder in the left pane to see if you see the task's name listed in the middle pane.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Sep 2012   #13
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks shawn i got that working ,
But during shutdown the computer went to the log on screen and was asking for password there.Is there any way i can disable that option ? I have chosen a option to shutdown when the pc is idle for more then an hour.
Because at night sometimes i leave my laptop switch on and i want it to shut down automatically and not ask for the password .
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21 Sep 2012   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sounds like a mistake may have been made while creating the task. Did you use your administrator account and password while creating the task? You might delete the task and start over to see how it goes this round.
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26 Oct 2013   #15
bobdawson

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Arguments explanation on shut down task

I was looking on the Microsoft website to find out about the arguments entered in the tutorial.

Am a Mac user, but have a Windows 7 computer connected to an imagesetter at a daily newspaper.
I have set the BIOS to start up every day, but need a task to run a shut down on the weekends, when we aren't here to shut it down manually.
I wanted to check out the /s and /f before entering this on the computer in the task manager - I am cautious when entering something I don't understanD

You had entered /s and /f.
But the Microsoft website chart shows -s as shutdown, and I can't find a -f argument explanation on their site at all.

Here is there sampling of their chart
Shut down
shutdown
-s
Restart
shutdown
-r
Log off
shutdown
-l


Can you tell me:

1) Why the you have /s and they have -s?
Does it matter which you use?

2) If -s or /s means shutdown,
What does -f or /f stand for.

Thank you
Bob
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26 Oct 2013   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Q1) You could use - or /. It doesn't matter.

Q2) S = shutdown, and F = force
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26 Oct 2013   #17
bobdawson

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

So the /s means the shutdown command and the /f is to proceed with shutdown - would this be the equivalent of clicking an option in the resulting dialogue box that would appear - for example clicking OK or proceed with shutdown?

Thanks in advance for your help
Bob
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26 Oct 2013   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The F would be to force it to shutdown.

If you ever shut down your PC and had it hang for a bit before it shutdown or ask you to force a program to close before it shutdown, then this is what F is for. It forces the shut down without delay.
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30 Jun 2015   #19
bradleypj

Ultimate 64bit
 
 

How about this scenario? We currently shutdown all computers at 8:00pm with no problem. However, I want to be able to have the computers install any updates, if there are any, and then shutdown. How can I do that?
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