We have all had that moment when we want to get away from our computer but a torrent is downloading or we are waiting on updates to complete. Or if you use your Windows machine to watch media you may want to program a shutdown. This works on all versions of Windows including Windows server environments.
Here is how you do it.
Click on start and type cmd into the search field.
Press enter to open a command prompt Window.
From the black window type the following
shutdown -s -t 3600
The shutdown is the command and the options mean:
-s = shutdown (you can use -r to restart)
-t= Time in seconds (3600 = 60 minutes)
Press Enter and you will see the following notification pop up:
How to cancel the Scheduled Shutdown.
To cancel the shutdown schedule you can enter the following into the command prompt window.
The -a option stands for abort.
Press Enter and you should see the following notification pop up appear.
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