Scheduling tasks is something like automatic work in pc’s it help us to do some atomization some code or program that run on given date and time. Scheduling tasks in Windows 8 is easy and similar to Windows 7, it is an ideal way to let your computer, restart, hibernate or shutdown when you fear you might not be able to do it manually.


In some case you might be having a in queued download and would want to sleep after the download is finished. However How to schedule auto shutdown in Windows 8, an estimated 4 hours before the download is completed. You can schedule an automated shutdown in Windows 8 or Windows 7 so that when the download is completed your system will be shut down.

How to schedule auto shutdown in Windows 8

Press Windows Hot Key + R and type taskschd.msc and click OK.

Task Scheduler window would pop up. Click on Action in the top menu and select Create Basic Task….


A new window will appear. Name the task shutdown and a short description of it. It can be anything as you like.


Now set the timings of the task when to execute that task. I have selected Daily but it all depends upon you.


Now, set the recurrence of the task and its exact time to happen. I have selected 1 days. you can select on your needs.

Now in the next step, select Start a program from the list and click Next.

Type “-s t 50” without quote, which stands for shutdown timer 50 seconds.


Now moving to last step to finalize everything by clicking Finish.

In case if you want some other command rather than shutdown bellow are the list of some important command that can use easily:
• -l Log off
• -s Shutdown
• -r Shutdown and restart
• -p Turn off the local computer
• -h Hibernate
• -t xxx If you want a timeout time before shutting down the PC. xxx = time in seconds
• -c “comment” If you want to comment on the shutdown process.
• -f Force shutdown



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