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wndows 7If you use your computer a lot and you don’t have any time to lose, you should set its operating system to automatically shut  down at a specific date and time.  The good news here is that you won’t have to buy and use any thirty-party software to perform such an action. In fact, among its tools, Windows 7 and Windows Vista have got a nice Task Scheduler thank to which you can set a  lot of activities which will be performed automatically by your  Windows!

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click Accessories.
  4. Click System Tools and open Task Scheduler.
  5. Alternatively, if you can not find it, simply click Start and in the Search field, type: Task Scheduler.
  6. The Task Scheduler window should appear. Click Create Basic Task located on right pane.
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. In the Name field type: Automatic Shutdown (or whatever name you want!).
  9. Click the Next button.
  10. Select when you want the system to start the task.
  11. Click the Next button and choose the date, time and other details abou your task.
  12. Click the Next button.
  13. Choose when to start the program and click the Next button.
  14. Under the Program/Script field, type: Shutdown.
  15. In the Add Arguments (optional) field, type: –s –f –t 0
  16. Click the Next button.
  17. Click the Finish button and you are done!

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One Comment to “How to Shut Down Your Computer Automatically Without Using any Software”

  1. Scott @External Laptop Hard Drive Says:

    Thanks for the helpful tip. Quite frankly, I got quite tired of trying to shut down Vista and hitting the hibernation button instead. I really don’t like the change from XP
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