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I'am using xp pro can I have my computer shut down at a sertine time each day? I'am using online backup and I would like to start the backup and go home with out waiting for the backup to finish.

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  • Paul Townsend Nov 08, 2010

    Thank you, Thank You, Thank You. 1800 work great for me.

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Hey, sure.

You can bring up the run menu from start -> Run OR hold down the windows key and press R.

Now on the run menu, you can write commands to the machine. A command good for this task is shutdown.

http://ekse.pp.fi/shut.jpg

On the above picture you can see the usage of this command, its on a windows 7 machine so it will be a little different on yours.

Lets say you want to shut down the computer in 1 hour after you have left it. you would then write

shutdown

and then after it, press spacebar to add a space and then add /s
The /s command tells it to shutdown the computer.

so your command looks like this at this point: Shutdown /s

The above command would shutdown the computer instantly, we can set a timer, for this we use the /t command.

So now your command looks like this: shutdown /s /t

Now for the last part, how long do you want the machine to wait until it shuts down? for 1 hour you would enter 3600

shutdown /s /t 3600

the above command brings up a timer on your computer screen telling it will be shut down in one hour. Note that the time is on seconds. If you want to shut down in 2 hours you would enter 7200 and so on.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

  • Ekse Nov 08, 2010

    You might want to add /f to the command to force the computer to shut down, incase a program is hang it might just hang there and stay on all night so

    shutdown /s /f /t 7200

    for example the above will force a shutdown at 2 hours after you have pressed enter or click OK on the run prompt.

    I'm sure you can use a calculator but, heres a time conversion table for you

    900 = 15 minutes
    1760 = 30 minutes
    3600 = 1 hour
    7200 = 2 hours
    14400 = 4 hours

    and so on. just add that after a press on the spacebar after the /t and your good to go

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