How can i get Windows to close down automatically?

  SpyMan²°°­­³ 23:05 09 Mar 2003

I am currently downloading a programme but it is due to complete in 2hours and i want to go to bed.

Is there a way of getting windows to close down in say 2 and a half hours to be on the safe side?

Is there anyway that i can utilize 'scheduled tasks'...maybe put a particular command or file in there and get it to run that in a couple of hours??

I would much appreciate any help with this

  Djohn 23:11 09 Mar 2003

SpyMan²°°­­³, not sure about a program, but just leave your PC on, it will come to no harm, I very rarely turn mine off.

If you want it to disconnect from the net, then choose, (Log off when download completes).

  SpyMan²°°­­³ 23:17 09 Mar 2003

I don't mind leaving it on, but the humming noise drives the g/f bananas. She would rather sleep on the settee downstairs than hear the computer humming all night.

  powerless 23:23 09 Mar 2003

Go start > Run > Type:

shutdown -s -t 7200

Your pc will shut down in 7200 seconds according to my calculator is 2 hours. If it is not change it to suit in seconds.

A box will pop up saying shutdownn blah blah...

  A15 23:25 09 Mar 2003

Or go here click here & download the utility which alows you to shutdown after a specified time.

  powerless 23:25 09 Mar 2003

Ah 2 and half hours...

shutdown -s -t 9000

  SpyMan²°°­­³ 23:33 09 Mar 2003

Thanks all...goodnight

  Cordy13 23:36 09 Mar 2003

You could also have shown the g/f how to switch it off.

  nick_j007 23:45 09 Mar 2003

What use is a gold fish in all this anyhow?


  nick_j007 00:02 10 Mar 2003

click here
This is a cool tool, and will do all sorts for you if downloading using this utility.


  MAJ 09:02 10 Mar 2003

Further to Powerless' post, you could also create a shortcut to the command using

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -s

as the "Target". Then go to Task Scheduler and you can set your PC to run the command at any time.

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