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Old 07-03-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Way to set Windows Pc for auto shutdown


Sometimes my daughter forgets to shut down her PC when she leaves the house. Yes, I do know there is some school of thought that recommends leaving a PC on all the time. I don't want that. Is the some way in the BIOS or the Windows XP Os to have the PC shut down after a certain period of time.
In the the Ami/Phoenix BIOS I can only find an option for what to do in the event of a power failure. (Turn back on or Stay off)
In the OS I found how to turn off the drives after a specified time, but no where can I find an option to shut the PC down completely. Is there such an option and if so, where can I find it?

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With mine,I click on Start in the bottom left corner, click on the shut down .

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With mine,I click on Start in the bottom left corner, click on the shut down .
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For those not around to "click on Start in the bottom left corner, click on the shut down", there is a little app called PC Auto Shutdown. Search it if you are interested.
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Just set to sleep after say 15 or 30 min's of inactivity. Otherwise, if you do a task to shutdown, anything that interrupts the task, restarts the clock. You can also do a Task, which would do the same thing as Sleep for shutting it down.

My son does the same thing, but I just go in there before I go to bed and shut it down, since he is at that point laying in bed watching stuff on netflix on his ps3.
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You can easily set it to shutdown at particular times. More difficult if the times are random after use.

In scheduled tasks set a time for shutdown. The command line is shutdown.exe /f
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Thanks everyone (except for the ) Lots of options but the Auto Shutdown program mentioned works great for my particular needs.

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