How To Cancel Automatic Shutdown In Windows 11

Introduction

In this article, we will learn different ways to cancel the automatic shutdown. In my last article, I showed your how we can schedule automatic shut down so that your system is not shutting down at odd times. You can read the article here.

Why cancel a shutdown?

  • Most of us face a common problem with Windows; i.e., abrupt shutdown due to updates. Canceling a sudden shutdown will save us from losing our work.
  • Many a time after installation finished system is set to automatically shutdown, which may not be feasible to do all time.

Method 1 - Using Run Command (Windows+R)

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Type "shutdown -a" and press Enter Key.

After you finish this setting, the system will prompt you about the auto-shutdown cancellation, as seen in the image below.

Method 2 - Using Command Prompt

Step 1

Open Command Prompt.

Step 2

Type "shutdown -a" and press enter key.

Following completion of this setting, the system will prompt you about the auto-shutdown cancellation, as seen in the image below.

Method 3 - Using Desktop Shortcut

Step 1

Right-click any empty place on the Desktop to bring up a tiny box. It has a lot of options. Simply drag the cursor to New and then click Shortcut.

Step 2

A popup will appear with the question "What item would you like to create a shortcut for?" As a response, type "C:\Windows\System32\Shutdown.exe -a"

Step 3

Click Next. Windows will give you one more question concerning the name of this shortcut, to which you may type whatever you like, and then click Finish.

Step 4

You will be shown a shortcut on the desktop, with the name "Cancel Auto Shutdown". Double click on the icon, the system will prompt you about the auto-shutdown cancellation, as seen in the image below.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed different methods to cancel automatic shutdown in Windows 11.

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