Steps to schedule automatic shutdown in Windows 8:
First of all hit these keys Windows + I, and search ‘Schedule
tasks‘ and hit enter or tap on search and again tap on settings and
search the same. Now, open the program or app with right click and selecting ‘Run
as Administrator’, whatever you prefer calling it.
Now, what you have to do is select, Task
scheduler library from the
left pane. Once selected, go to Action and
Task. Once, you are in now,
now name it in the general tab as Shutdown to
easily recognize the schedule when you are there for a cancelling or changing
Now, go to the trigger tab
and and select new.
When opened, select the recurrence of the shutdown task for Windows 8 , time and
date when the task will be triggered.
Now, select OK, and then back to older Window of create task now select Actionand
again select New from
Now, this is the most crucial part. When the New
Action window is opened,
type down Shutdown.exe on
box. Now, in the Add
arguments enter “/s
/f” without the quotes.
Press OK, and OK until you are back to the main program that is the Schedule
task program. Now go ahead and close it down.
Voila, your windows 8 computer is now configured to be automatically shut down
on your preferred time. You can back and configure the task in Schedule Tasks
program, under Task Scheduler library any time you want and even delete it if
you don’t want it anymore.
One more thing, you can add condition under it, by opening the created automatic
shutdown task and selecting the Conditions tab.
So, this is how to schedule automatic shutdown in Windows 8. You can follow the
same steps in windows 7 to configure auto shut down there. If you are running
the computer during the shutdown time period a warning will be shown before you
system closes itself down.