This tutorial will guide to schedule automatic shutdown in Windows 8 with complete snapshots and direction later below. But before, let’s just have a talk why there is a need for Automatic shutdown in Windows 8 or any other windows edition for the matter.
Suppose you are installing a program that will take hours to get installed, or transferring a large amount of data (like 500GB) from one place to your computer, then you need time to complete. Or, else you are downloading a big file from the internet and because your net connection is not that fast therefore you have to give a long time to complete. And then, you need to sleep or go out but can’t because you’re stuck in the above process. Then, here automatic shutdown comes our rescue. You can schedule automatic shutdown in Windows 8 at a time this process are predicted to complete.
I would suggest add half an hour more to the automatic shutdown timer in case, there is speed fluctuation or transfer fluctuation while file transfer in your Windows computer. So now coming to the point for which we are here, how exactly are you going to schedule automatic shutdown in Windows 8. The task is really simple and one does have to sweat over the thought of having to do this task on Windows 8.
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 select Create 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 the conditions.
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 Action and again select New from below.
Now, this is the most crucial part. When the New Action window is opened, type down Shutdown.exe on the program/script 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.
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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.
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