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How to schedule system shutdown in windows xp

I need to know the procedure involved in scheduling my windows xp system to shutdown at my given time.

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  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    Since in my system I dont want to put any password, Can u please suggest any other idea do the same???



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Open 'notepad' type the following...
shutdown -f
save the file as c:\shutdown.bat (change the dropdown box from 'txt files' to 'all files' in the sav as dialog box)
go to Start-Programs-Accesories-System Tools-Scheduled Tasks 
Create new task - In the Schedule new task wizard you will see a list of programs followed by a 'browse' button on bottom left of the dialog box, click it and browse to the c:\shutdown.bat file... choose schedule and save, you WILL NEED to use an account that has a password associated with it, no accounts with blank passwords, wont work...
Thats it

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Go to Start >> Run type CMD and click Ok
in the command window
just use the AT command:

the schedule service must be running while using the AT command.
But normally it word well

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