Automatic Shutdown(Switch Off) PC

One of the functions of the Windows operating system that keeps your computer safe and secure is Automatic shutdown in Windows. This can be done for a number of purposes, including energy conservation, planning maintenance jobs, or making sure the computer isn’t running continuously. We have mentioned some ways to perform automatic shutdown on your PC:

How to do Automatic Shutdown?

With the following steps you can easily shutdown pc :

Windows 11, 10, 8, 8.1, 7

  • Type “Task Scheduler” in the search box on taskbar.
  • Press Enter.
  • In the Task Scheduler window, click on “Create Basic Task” from the right-hand pane.
  • Complete the wizard by setting a name and description for the task.
  • Click on Next button.
  • Choose the frequency (daily, weekly, etc.) and set the time for the shutdown.
  • Again click on Next button.
  • Set the Date and Time of shutdown from the window.
  • Click on Next and then select “Start a program” as the action.
  • In the “Program/script” field, enter shutdown.
  • Click on Finish button.

Windows XP

  • Click on the “Start” button.
  • Select “All Programs,” then select “Accessories” and “System Tools” .
  • Now click on the “Scheduled Tasks” option.
  • Double-click “Add Scheduled Task” to open the wizard.
  • Click on “Browse” and navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe.
  • Follow the prompts to schedule the task and set the time.


Using the built-in “Energy Saver” settings in macOS, you can do an automatic shutdown.

  • In the top-left corner of the screen, select the Apple menu.
  • From the dropdown menu, choose “System Preferences”.
  • Click “Energy Saver” in the System Preferences box to open it.
  • In the Energy Saver window, click the “Schedule” button.
  • If “Start up or wake” is checked, select “Shut Down” from the dropdown menu.
  • Set the time when you want the automatic shutdown to occur.
  • To confirm the scheduling, click “OK”.
  • Your Mac will now automatically shut down at the specified time according to the schedule you’ve set.