Schedule a Windows 7 System Shutdown
Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng
Welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to set up a scheduled shutdown on your Windows 7 computer.
The first thing to do is right-click on the "Computer" icon and click "Manage".
It may take several seconds for the window to load.
Once it's loaded, click on the drop-down arrow on the left side of "Task Scheduler" in the right menu.
Click "Task Scheduler Library".
The library on this computer is empty.
To create a new task, right-click on the empty space and click "Create Basic Task".
Name the task.
In this example, the name is "shutdown".
Write a description for the task.
In this example, it is "I want the computer to shut down". Click "Next".
Choose if you want the task to start on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, one time, when the computer starts, when you log in or when a specific event is logged.
For this example, "One time" is selected. Click "Next".
Set the date and time for the task.
In this example, it is 29-May-15, 02:29AM. Click next.
Select the action that you want the task to perform; choose "Start a program" and click "Next".
For Programs/script, click "Browse".
A new window will open.
In this window, look for Shutdown.exe.
To find it, go to C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-shutdown-event-tracker_31bf3856ad364e3. Bear in mind that if the computer is using a 32-bit operating system, "x86" will not be shown. Double-click on the folder.
Click "shutdown.exe" then click "Open".
Confirm that the right information is inputted, then click "Finish".
The task is now scheduled.
On 2:29AM on May 23rd, 2015, the computer will shut down.
This concludes the tutorial on how to schedule a shutdown on a Windows 7 computer.
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Video: Schedule a Windows 7 System Shutdown
Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason