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How To Schedule Shutdown On Your Windows 10 Machine

People who run businesses are aware of the importance of sleep. The windows 10 operating system automatically goes to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity.

However, it will still be using power while it is at sleep. To conserve your power if you do not frequently use the machine, you can schedule startup and shutdown times for your windows 10 computer in advance.

Once this is done, you will not have to worry about losing extra power when the machine goes into sleep mode.

So I will be showing you how you can schedule a shutdown for your windows 10 machine in this article. It is not a hard thing to do at all.

Quite simple and you can get it done within a few seconds of following the steps that are listed in this article.

How To Set Windows 10 Shutdown Scheduler

Now, let us look at the steps below.

  1. Go to control panel, to administrator tools, to ‘task scheduler
  2. Click on ‘create basic task’ under the ‘task scheduler    
  3. Name it to ‘shutdown’ and click on ‘next’
  4. Choose ‘trigger’ and click on ‘daily’ you will also have to input the time and the date that the computer should shut down

After completing the previous step, go to ‘start a program and locate ‘program/script’ enter ‘shutdown’ on the ‘add arguments box’. Now enter –s –f –t 60. The 60 will stand for the seconds you have before the shutdown countdown ends. Changing the arguments to t-0 will cause an immediate shutdown

You are done setting a schedule for shutting down your windows 10 machine so that you can save power when the machine is not in use for some time. 

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Although the steps listed above may look a bit confusing, it is quite easy to follow if you read them carefully. I am sure that this article has been helpful to you and you now know how to set a shutdown schedule on your computer. Please make sure to visit the site after reading this and check out the other tutorials on this site for all your computer-related problems.


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