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How to Set Automatic Shutdown Timer in Windows

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Let’s consider the case, “you are going outside and there is task running on your computer.” But you don’t want to stop that task on your computer. In such cases, you need an automatic shutdown timer for your computer. In this article, I am gonna show you How to Set Automatic Shutdown Timer in Windows within seconds without using any tool.  Let’s see 2 simple methods of doing it.

Set Automatic Shutdown Timer in Windows

You don’t require to download any extra software/tool to set automatic shutdown timer. This can easily be done from Run Command Window and Command Prompt. Steps are very simple any non-technical person also can do it. Just follow the step by step guide given below. Using Run Command Window :

1. Using Run Command Window

I am gonna use a simple command to shut down my system after a specific period of time.

Just open Run Command Window by pressing ‘Windows key+r’ and type ‘shutdown -s -t 7200’ and press ‘Enter’. Here ‘7200’ is the time in ‘seconds’. A message will pop up that Windows will automatic shutdown after the set specific time.

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Cancel the Set Timet

To cancel the automatic shutdown timer, again open run command window and type command: ‘shutdown -a‘. You will get instantly a message that your logoff is cancelled.

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2. Using Command Prompt:

Similar to the above method, I am also gonna use the same command in ‘Command prompt‘.

To open command-prompt, Go to Start Menu and search for ‘Command Prompt’ OR directly open run window and type ‘CMD.’ Now type the same command: ‘shutdown -s -t 7200’ and press enter.

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The same message will pop up that Windows will automatic shutdown after the set specific time, as shown above.

Cancel the Set Timer

To cancel the set timer, again open command prompt and type command: ‘shutdown -a‘ and press enter. You will get instantly a message that your scheduled shutdown has been cancelled, as shown above.

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These methods of creating an automatic Shutdown Timer in Windows OS will definitely gonna help you.

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