Schedule XP to shut  down

By vhawk
Jul 11, 2010
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  1. please forgive my execrable ignorance, but is it possible to schedule windowsxp to shut down at a set time? i have windows xp home
    if you can help this dreadful ignoramus.
    i he/thank/s you in advance

    best

    pete
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    Not sure exactly, but I think there's a way to schedule shut downs with Windows' built-in Task Scheduler and a simple script. If not, I'm sure there's some software that enables you to do it, remotely and local.

    Why are you looking to schedule shut downs. If you are running scans on the system, most software supports automatic shut dows after completion...
  3. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

  4. vhawk

    vhawk TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    scheduling shut down

    thanks but a actually i'm looking to making it switch off completely at a given time

    in my foolish way i must have used the wrong technical term
    times are hard in england and i need to save electricity, and i'm a forgetful old fool

    best

    pete
  5. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

    The link I attached is exactly that, it shows you how to SHUT Down your computer automatically.
  6. vhawk

    vhawk TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    oh, forgive me, please, i'm so old and stupid that i did not notice it,

    best

    pete


    not sure how to find your kind message again
  7. vhawk

    vhawk TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    scheduled shut own

    when i clicked on the link i got a picture of the guts of a computer
  8. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

  9. vhawk

    vhawk TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    ah, got it, thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to help me, i really am very grateful.

    you are living proof that computer experts are very kind to their stupider neighboursand that gladdens my heart in this often cold, selfish, world; a blessing on you

    best

    pete
  10. fastco

    fastco Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,511

    No problem and you are not stupid.
  11. superty12

    superty12 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 432

    Weird...

    Weird... They both work for me :confused: :).
  12. vhawk

    vhawk TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 224

    :) that's not what them as knows me say; but thanks to your kindness, the problem may be solved..
    be happy

    pete
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