How To Schedule Automatic Shut Down Windows 10

Introduction

 
Automatic shutdown in Windows 10 is one of the features of the Windows operating system which makes your computer safe and secure. Generally, we prefer our system to properly shutdown every time to lengthen the operating system's life. But sometimes when you work on your computer late at night, it is really hard to remember to shut down your computer, in those cases, you should use the automatic shutdown scheduler on your computer.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways to Schedule Automatic Shutdown in Windows 10.
 

Method 1 - Auto Shutdown via Run

 
Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
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 -s -t <number in seconds>" and press Enter Key.
 
For example, if you want to shut down your PC/laptop after 10 minutes then, type: shutdown -s -t 600.
 
Run Command
 
In this example, 600 represents the number of seconds, so in this example your computer will turn off automatically after 10 minutes. You can experiment by taking the different values and setting the one you want.
 
After finishing this setting, the system will prompt you about the auto-shutdown time, as shown in the following screenshot.
 
Dialog Prompt

Method 2 - Auto Shutdown via Command Prompt

 
Using the "Command Prompt", the user can schedule the automatic shutdown. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open Command Prompt.
 
Step 2
 
Type "shutdown -s -t <number in seconds>" and press enter key.
 
For example, if you want to shut down your PC/laptop after 15 minutes then, type: shutdown -s -t 900.
 
Command Prompt
 
In this example, 900, represents the number of seconds, so in this example, your computer will turn off automatically after 15 minutes. You can also experiment by taking the different values and set the one you want.
 

Method 3 - Auto Shutdown via Task Scheduler

 
Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open Start, Search for Task Scheduler, and press enter to open Task Scheduler.
 
Start
 
Step 2
 
Click on the "Create Basic Task" option.
 
Task Scheduler1
 
Step 3
 
Provide the Task Name such as Shutdown and click next.
 
 
Step 4
 
Choose when would you like your task to start and click next.
 
Choose Date and time
 
Step 5
 
Set the Start date and time of the task and click Next.
 
Set Schedule
 
Step 6
 
Select "Start a program" option from a various list of actions and then click on the "Next" button to proceed.
 
Start a Program
 
Step 7
 
Click on Browse Button and choose "shutdown.exe" from C/Windows/System32.
 
Browse
 
Step 8
 
Enter "-s" as the argument and click on the "Next" button to proceed.
 
Add argument
 
Step 9
 
Click the "Finish" button to complete the task.
 
Finish
 

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Conclusion

By following any of the above methods, you can Schedule Automatic Shutdown in Windows 10.

If you want to Cancel Auto Shutdown Command, then visit, How To Cancel Automatic Shutdown in Windows 10.
 
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