Schedule a Windows 7 System Shutdown

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Steps

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    The first thing to do is right-click on the "Computer" icon and click "Manage"
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    It may take several seconds for the window to load.
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    Once it's loaded, click on the drop-down arrow on the left side of "Task Scheduler" in the right menu
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    Click "Task Scheduler Library"
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    The library on this computer is empty.
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    To create a new task, right-click on the empty space and click "Create Basic Task"
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    Name the task
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    In this example, the name is "shutdown".
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    Write a description for the task
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    In this example, it is "I want the computer to shut down". Click "Next".
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    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
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    For this example, "One time" is selected. Click "Next".
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    Set the date and time for the task
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    In this example, it is 29-May-15, 02:29AM. Click next.
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    Select the action that you want the task to perform; choose "Start a program" and click "Next"
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    For Programs/script, click "Browse"
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    A new window will open.
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    In this window, look for Shutdown.exe
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    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.
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    Click "shutdown.exe" then click "Open"
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    Click "Next"
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    Confirm that the right information is inputted, then click "Finish"
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    The task is now scheduled
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    On 2:29AM on May 23rd, 2015, the computer will shut down.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to schedule a shutdown on a Windows 7 computer
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    If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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