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Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes -a.k.a rjdreyes

Recently, we discuss about the command line Automatic Shutdown via Command Prompt and also via Shortcut Icon in Windows 7, and we gain knowledge of its usages and how to use it.

Now if you want to schedule the task of the automatic shutdown everyday or certain day, this guide or tip will help you to accomplish that.

How to Automatic Shutdown the Computer with Scheduled Time or Tasks on Windows 7:

1. Click Windows Logo(Start) – then hover to Control Panel then click.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7
Then click Administrative Tools.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7
Then double-click Task Scheduler.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

Or you can type the word task on the search then click Task Scheduler.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

2. You are now in the Task Scheduler Interface. On the Actions Tab on the right side, click Create Basic Task.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

3. From the Create Basic Task prompt, type a name let’s say: Auto Shutdown. Then put a description for the certain task.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

4. Next is the Trigger, this tells you when the task will be start? Choose on the following preference you want. In the example, I choose Daily.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7
Then set particular date and time, and how many times it will recur again.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

5. Then next is the Action, this tells you want kind of action if the task is been triggered.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7
Start a program – start the automatic shutdown. Send an email – it will send an email that tells you an action of specific task. Disk a message – it will prompt and leave a specific message of specific task. In the example, I choose Start a program. (Since that’s what I need to do specific automatic shutdown.)

6. It will prompt again for specific program/script to do the shutdown, click Browse, then go forth to \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 then find shutdown.exe, then click Open.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

7. Add arguments, for example: shutdown /s /f /c “its time to shutdown your PC”. On Start in just leave it blank. Then click Next.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

8. Here is the summary of the settings. Then click Finish.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

9. From the Task Scheduler Library, you will able to view your created task. You can explore more options that you preferred.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

10. If you wish to delete the task, just right-click then choose Delete.
Automatic Shutdown via Scheduled Tasks in Windows 7

Try to explore its usages, then comment here if you found one interesting to share.
That’s all! I hope this guide and tips helps you out! Cheers! 😀

(Note: Microsoft(Windows 7 OS) Logo/Images/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)

Related Entries / Links / Sources / Articles / Sources:
Automatic Shutdown via Command Prompt in Windows 7
Automatic Shutdown via Shortcut Icon in Windows 7

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