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4 Ways to Set Auto Shutdown in Windows 10

The article illustrates four practical methods to set auto shutdown in Windows 10 computer for your better option.

More reading: How to Set Windows 10 Computer to Auto-Start on a Schedule.

Video guide on how to set auto shutdown in Windows 10:

4 ways to set auto shutdown in Windows 10:

Way 1: Set auto shutdown via Run.

Show Run by Windows+R, type shutdown –s –t number and tap OK.

Tip: The number in the run command represents the value of seconds.

For example, if you want your PC to automatically shut down in 10 minutes, the command to be entered is shutdown –s –t 600.

After finishing this setting, the system will prompt you about the auto shutdown time, as shown in the following screen shot.

Way 2: Set auto shutdown via Command Prompt.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt.

Step 2: Type shutdown –s –t 1200 (i.e. 20 minutes) and press Enter.

Way 3: Set auto shutdown in Windows PowerShell.

Open Windows PowerShell by searching, input shutdown –s –t 1800 (i.e. 30 minutes) and hit Enter.

Way 4: Create a basic task named Shutdown.

Step 1: Open Task Scheduler.

Step 2: Tap Create Basic Task on the right.

Step 3: Type Shutdown as the task name and click Next.

Step 4: Choose when the task starts from Daily, Weekly, Monthly, One time, When the computer starts, When I log on and When a specific event is logged, and then hit Next.

Step 5: Set the start time of the task and click Next.

Step 6: Select Start a program and tap Next.

Step 7: Click the Browse button, open Disk C/Windows/System32, choose the exe file named shutdown and hit Open.

Step 8: Enter –s as the argument and click Next.

Step 9: Click Finish to complete the task creation and bring the task into effect.

Tip: Find how to undo auto shutdown in 3 Ways to Cancel Auto Shutdown in Windows 10.

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