Timed shut off feature for windows 8

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Michael Jones, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Michael Jones

    Michael Jones

    Sep 18, 2011
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    I think it would be really cool if windows 8 had an option to shut down at a certain time or in a certain amount of time so that I can put on some music to go to sleep to and not have to worry about it running all night. I think it would be a simple add but way cool.
    Michael Jones, Sep 18, 2011
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  2. Michael Jones

    Ian Administrator

    Jan 26, 2010
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    Welcome to the forums Michael :)

    It's possible to do this already using the "shutdown" command - you can run "shutdown /t x" (where x is the number of seconds before you want to shutdown). One idea may be to create a "timedshutdown.bat" file on your desktop and edit it to add something like "shutdown /t 1800" - that would give you 30 mins before shutting down.

    If you want Windows to shut down at a certain time, you could always use the task scheduler and tell it to perform the "shutdown /s" command at set times. This will force shut the PC down straight away.

    If you'd like a specific config then feel free to ask and I'm sure we can help :D.
    Ian, Sep 18, 2011
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