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Automatically shutting down a Windows a PC when not being used in a paticular time

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by:Jaroslav Latal
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Hi harisaboobaker,
you can use task sheduler. There is an "on idle" trigger. Then use "shutdown" command as action.

Regards,
Jarda
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ienaxxx earned 500 total points
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there are a number of ways you can do that
the simplest should be

you can schedule a script that shuts the PC down to run n times in a particular time period or just one time at a specific hour.
you can then specify that there's a condition (in the "conditions" tab): run only if the computer was idle for ... minutes.

the command to schedule as a .bat script file is:

shutdown -s -d p:01:01 -c "schedul. shutdown" -t 60

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that shuts the pc down after a minute.
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by:Gajendra Rathod
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I recommend putting machine in sleep mode rather than shutdown as unsafe data will be lost.

If you want a machine to start and shutdown at particular time it can be easy done via BIOS.
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by:ienaxxx
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@Gajendra_Rathod: "When not being used in a particular time" it's clear enough, In My Opinion.

In my opinion, if a user leave for more than half an hour in the time-period they know the PC might be shutdown (probably nighttime)... then they SHOULD loose their unsaved stuff, just to learn to save before leaving, next time.
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by:Jaroslav Latal
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It was my solution.. so any points??
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