Method 1 – Auto Shutdown via Run
Follow the instructions below to proceed.
Step 1 From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the “Window + R” key to open the RUN window.
Step 2 Type “shutdown -s -t <number in seconds>” and press Enter Key.
For example, if you want to shut down your PC/laptop after 10 minutes then, type: shutdown -s -t 600.
In this example, 600 represents the number of seconds, so in this example your computer will turn off automatically after 10 minutes. You can experiment by taking the different values and setting the one you want.
After finishing this setting, the system will prompt you about the auto-shutdown time, as shown in the following screenshot.
Method 2 – Auto Shutdown via Command Prompt
Using the “Command Prompt”, the user can schedule the automatic shutdown. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
Step 1 Open Command Prompt.
Step 2 Type “shutdown -s -t <number in seconds>” and press enter key.
For example, if you want to shut down your PC/laptop after 15 minutes then, type: shutdown -s -t 900.
Method 3 – Auto Shutdown via Task Scheduler
Step 1 Open Start, Search for Task Scheduler, and press enter to open Task Scheduler.
Step 2 Click on the “Create Basic Task” option.
Step 3 Provide the Task Name such as Shutdown and click next.
Step 4 Choose when would you like your task to start and click next.
Step 5 Set the Start date and time of the task and click Next.
Step 6 Select “Start a program” option from a various list of actions and then click on the “Next” button to proceed.
Step 7 Click on Browse Button and choose “shutdown.exe” from C/Windows/System32.
Step 8 Enter “-s” as the argument and click on the “Next” button to proceed.
Step 9 Click the “Finish” button to complete the task.