How to put a computer on a timer?

Anna Kazakova
Anna Kazakova
April 24, 2013
How to put a computer on a timer?

Sometimes it is necessary to make the computer turn off at the right time, even if we are not around. For example, if we set to download a movie, but they themselves went to bed and do not want the computer to work all night. Or to control access to the children's computer. In the latter case, however, it is worthwhile to attend to a password to turn on the computer. So that after the automatic shutdown, your child does not turn on the computer again.

There are several ways to set the shutdown timer. Briefly tell about the most simple.

  • Special programs. Find a program that would allow to set the timer on a computer, it will not be difficult. They are great for all operating systems. As a rule, such programs are easily installed and take up little space. For example, PowerOff. It allows you to set more than one timer. Similar program "". There, among other things, there is the possibility of a reminder to turn off at a certain time. You can install it yourself.For Windows 7 is. It allows you to manage a variety of processes, in addition to shutdown: reboot, restart, the transition to sleep mode.
  • The next way, how to put a computer on a timer, is suitable for machines running Windows XP. To turn off at the right time, use the built-in programs "Shutdown" and "Task Scheduler". Shutdown is a console program. We run it with the –i key. A window opens with an interface. There we enter: at 23:00 cmd / cshutdown -t 10. After this, the task is automatically added: execute the shutdown command at 23:00. Accordingly, at 23:00 you will see the completion window on the screen. After 10 seconds the computer will turn off. More detailed step by step instructions of this method with screenshots are.
  • If you have a TV tuner, you can use the default timer set there.
  • There is a tricky way to put a computer on a timer. Almost in any player there is such a setting - what to do after the completion of the playlist. There you can choose "turn off the computer." We type songs at the right time, if the sound interferes - turn it off. After all the songs run out, the computer will shut down automatically.

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