How to set Task Scheduler automatic shutdown at a specific time

If you want your computer to automatically shut down at a specific time, you can use the Task Scheduler feature in Windows. This feature allows you to schedule tasks to run at specific times or when certain events occur. Here’s how you can set up automatic shutdown using Task Scheduler:

1. Open Task Scheduler by typing “Task Scheduler” in the search bar and clicking on the app.

2. Click on “Create Basic Task” in the right-hand pane.

3. Give your task a name and description, then click “Next.”

4. Choose the trigger for your task. In this case, you’ll want to select “Daily” and set the time you want your computer to shut down.

5. Choose the action for your task. Select “Start a program” and type “shutdown” in the “Program/script” field. In the “Add arguments” field, type “-s -t 0” (without the quotes). This will tell your computer to shut down immediately when the task runs.

6. Click “Next” and review your task settings. If everything looks good, click “Finish” to create the task.

Your computer will now automatically shut down at the specified time each day. If you ever need to change or delete the task, you can do so by opening Task Scheduler and finding the task in the list.

Note: Make sure you save any unsaved work before the scheduled shutdown time, as the computer will shut down immediately without warning.


That’s it! Setting up automatic shutdown using Task Scheduler is a simple and convenient way to ensure your computer shuts down at a specific time each day. Just remember to save any unsaved work before the scheduled shutdown time. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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