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Can I configure my PC to shut off at a certain time?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by PolkaHero, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. PolkaHero

    PolkaHero Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    I've gone under the Control Panel (scheduled tasks) but couldn't find anything to shut the computer down at a certain time. I'm running Windows XP. Is there a way to schedule the computer to shut off or hibernate at a certain time? Thanks!
  2. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    You could always get a timer switch for yur plug that cuts of the 'leccy at a preset time...

    It'll probably bust yer comp' in time though.
  3. BigTed


    Jul 1, 2002
    San Diego
    THere's a DOS command "shutdown" Go to the command prompt and type shutdown /? to get all of the command line switches. I think it lets you pick a time too.

    Or you could browse to shutdown.exe in the task schedular.