Maybe, you have many reasons to set computer auto shutdown, such as you want to limit kid's computer time, or you want to that your computer will automatically shut down when you go out. So, is there a way to set computer auto shutdown? And how to set computer auto shutdown? Below, I will list some ways to help you to set computer auto shutdown.
1. use shutdown.exe to set computer auto shutdown
The shutdown.exe is a small tool software which is a part of Microsoft Windows. The size of shutdown.exe is just 23K Bytes, it is so small and it usually locate in the "C:\WINDOWS\system32" directory. When you run cmd and input shutdown in the console Window, the usage of shutdown will be displayed in the console Window, you can see that shutdown -s is shutdown the computer. Okey, you now know that you run shutdown -s can shut down your computer.
Next, what you need to do is creating a batch file. Open up notepad and type in shutdown -s.
Save the file as .bat extension, so it is executable. For example, save it as "shutdown.bat".
Then run the task scheduler. Start, programs, accessories, system tools, task scheduler.
Choose to add a schedule task. Then click on browse and select the file you created earlier.
Click next and you can choose when you want it to run, such as dailly at 9:00 PM.
Keep in mind this will only shutdown the computer. You can't tell it to come back on. This has to be done manually by powering it back up.
It is easy that you use shutdown.exe and task scheduler to set computer auto shutdown, but it is not flawless. If you want to use this way to limit user's computer time, it is not a good way, because, the users of your computer can run shutdown -a to stop shutdown and they can modify task scheduler too. So, you need a better way to set computer auto shutdown.
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
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.
Ok, these features just are parts of features of Awshow Auto Shutdown Software, you can freely download the software from here
, or click following button to download it.