How To Turn Computer Off Automatically Without Using Software

Last night when I played game, I was so tired because of sit too long. Then I lay myself in bed to rest my back. Since my bed is so comfortable :D, finally I fell asleep, and when I wake up, the computer is still on. If I continue this, my electricity cost would develop larger and my computer won’t be last long :p.

Turn Computer Off Automatically without using Software

Then I wonder, whether a solution to turn of the computer automatically in certain time?? After Googling a bit, I finally found easy way to turn off my computer automatically without using software. It’s so simple. If you want your computer to turn off in certain time, just read this article.

1. Open Start Menu then type Task or Schedule on Field Search. Then click on Task Scheduler application.

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2. In Action Menu choose Create Basic Task.

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3. Name the Task you’re going to make, then click on Next.

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4. Select the appropriate time to activate task. Here I used Daily.

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Note:
Daily – Task will be active everyday
Weekly – Task will be active once a week.
Monthly – Task will be active once a month
One Time – Task will be active only once
When the computer start – Task will be active when the computer on
When I log on – Task will be active when you log on to your computer
When a specific event is logged – Task will be active if you opened certain application.

5. Here I put Task started in May 15th 2012 and in 1 a.m., computer will automatically turned off. I fill Recur Every with 1, because I only used May 15th 2012 only.

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6. Then in Action Menu, I select Start a program.

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7. This time, we arrive in Start a Program Menu. Here, there’s Field Program/Script. I wrote Shutdown. In field Add a Argument you’ll be asked to write the Option. Here I wrote -s t 60 f y which means, computer would be shutdown, then we’ll have 60 seconds to agree or not, and computer will do force shutdown (to find out more options, see in the end of the article).

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8. Click on Next, then Finish.

Option in Add a Argument:
s = shutdown
h = hibernate
l = logoff
t ### – timeout (giving you a chance to abort the task)
f – Force shutdown when all application or software run.

To erase or shut down Task, you just have to visit Task Scheduler Libary then select on Trigger and in Tab Action select Delete to erase or Disable to turn the task off.

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Travis Brice is a computer technician and also father of two cute children. After 6 years of hard work at telecommunication company, he decides to quit his job and build his own business. Now he also writes for Spyontech on his spare time. He loves to write about operating system, especially Microsoft Windows.

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