Library Technology – Reviews, Tips, Giveaways, Freeware

How To Schedule Automatically Shut Down Computer in Windows 8

Posted In Windows - By Techtiplib on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 With No Comments »

By using Window 8′s Task Manager you can easily schedule your computer to turn itself off at night when not in use.
Many people debate if computer systems are better to be left eternally on or if they should be powered down each night. For those of us who shut down their systems each night, you should know that you can schedule your computer to do this automatically. Windows is smart enough to do this only if the computer has been idle for your set amount of time.

Additionally, this is an excellent introduction to the Task Manager. This is one of the most popular tools of power users and can be used to schedule almost a limitless number of actions on your system.

First, search for “Schedule tasks” from the Start menu.

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

The Task Scheduler window will come up. Here you must select Create Task… from the “Actions” banner on the right.

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

Name your task, and then click on Triggers

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

Under “Triggers,” select New…

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

Set up the settings similar to what is pictured below. Click OK.

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

Now, click on the Actions tab.

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

Under the “Actions” tab, select New…

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

Type in shutdown in the Program/script box. Then click OK

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

Finally, click on the Conditions tab

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

Check the box next to Start the task only if the computer is idle for:, and then adjust the time intervals to fit your needs. Click OK.

tech tips, technology tips, tips, windows, windows 8, windows 8 tips, windows 8 tricks, windows tips, windows tricks, shedule tasks

You have now scheduled a daily task. You can be sure that your computer will be turned off even if you are not there to initiate the shutdown.

Source: Tech-recipes

About - Hey, this blog belongs to me! I am the founder of TechTipLib and managing editor right now. And I love to hear what do you think about this article, leave comment below! Thank you so much...