Why do you need to shutdown computer automatically at a specified time? Maybe, you want to limit your kid's computer time or you want to limit computer time of other family member. Sometimes you need to shutdown your computer when you are away from it. Can you automatically shutdown computer when you are absent? And how to automatically shutdown computer? The answer of the first question is 'yes', you can let your computer to shutdown automatically when you are absent. Ok, below, I will list several ways about shut down computer
Firstly, you can use inbuilt task scheduler of Windows to let your computer automatically shut down, please follow steps listed below to set automatical shutdown for your computer by task scheduler of Windows:
1. Open 'Scheduled Task' by click 'Start > Program > Accessories > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks'.
2. Create a new 'Scheduled Task' by click 'File > New > Scheduled Task', and then name it as 'Automatically Shutdown Computer'.
3. Double click on the 'Automatically Shutdown Computer' scheduled task, it will show a new window which has three tab pages. Click 'Task' tab which is the first page, input 'c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe' in 'Run' field, and then input 'c:\windows\system32' in 'Start in' field.
4. Set the time and frequency in the Schedule page, set 'Daily' in 'Scheduled Task' field and set '9:00 PM' in 'Start time' field.
After finished above steps, press 'OK' button and all things are ok. Now, whenever it is 9:00 pm and your computer is running, it will automatically shut down.
This way is easy to use and it is implemented natively by Windows. Evidently, this way is not flawless. When you limit kid's computer time by this way, your kids can easily bypass your scheduled task. So, is there a better way to automatically shutdown computer?
If you want to limit computer time of user on your computer, you should look for an excellent professional auto shutdown software
to do the thing. After overall testing, I have picked an excellent auto shutdown software for you, it just is Awshow Auto Shutdown Software. Below, I will list some features of the software:
1.Stealth Mode To Run
Awshow Auto Shutdown Software can run in stealth mode, so it is invisible for the user of your computer.
2.Using password to protect schedule configuration
You can set a master password for the software, it can avoid others changing your schedule configuration. If you are a parent and want to limit your kid's computer time, it is wonderful feature for you.
3.Mutiple ways to control your computer
You can set a shutdown plan for your computer by the software. After you start the software on your computer, you computer will automatically shutdown, power off, reboot or log off as your shutdown plan.