3 Ways To Make Shutdown Timers for Windows
Do you know that you can make your PC shutdown at a time u wish to? I always needed something which can switch off my PC, when I have to go out and I have some important downloads running. But these sweet tricks I have found works like a charm :) .
Remember, always make sure you that make a backup before trying any of such tricks.
Now, moving on back to the topic…
Right-click anywhere on your desktop and make a new shortcut by navigating to New > Shortcut. Now in the location text box, type “shutdown -s -t 3600” (without the quotes).
NOTE: 3600 is the number of seconds after which the computer shuts down.
- For PC to shut down after 30 minutes, use 1800
- For PC to shut down after 1 hour, use 3600
- For PC to shut down after 1 hour 30 minutes, use 5400
- For PC to shut down after 2 hour, use 7200
I’m sure, you can count the rest :P .
So moving on to the next step, type a name for the shortcut and you are done! You can choose a nice icon for the shortcut you just made later on.
Now if you don’t want a shortcut on your desktop, then alternatively, you can use this.
Go to Start > Run and type “at 22:23 shutdown -s” (without the quotes).
And later on, if you plan not to shutdown your PC at the specified time, then again open Run and type “shutdown -a” (without the quotes).
NOTE: Times used in this method should be in 24hr format.
You can also use a batch file to shut down your PC at a specified time. Just copy the code below into your Notepad and save it as shutdown.bat anywhere in your PC.
title Scheduled Shutdown Batch Example by Haris
echo Enter Time To Shutdown (example 19:30)
set /p stime=
at %stime% ""shutdown -s -t 00"" >nul
echo Your PC Will Auto Shutdown At %stime%
echo Press Any Key To Exit
If you want to schedule your PC to automatically restart, then replace shutdown -s -t 00 with shutdown -r -t 60 -c. That’s it!
I hope you enjoyed this trick and would visit Sizzled Core again :) .
Thanks a lot for reading and have a nice day.