How do I schedule PC to turn off?

By xXMagicPandaXx ยท 12 replies
Jul 23, 2012
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  1. Hello, I'd like to leave my PC running while I go home until the next morning to download a game, but I don't want to keep my PC any longer than it has to because my performance always goes worse the longer my PC is on.

    My OS is Windows XP SP3.
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    I know of no way to do that, at least not with windows. But you can have it go to sleep. Threw your power settings
  3. xXMagicPandaXx

    xXMagicPandaXx TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Will the game keep downloading in Sleep mode?
  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    Go into the control panel , Then click on power options.Once the window comes up click on change plan settings. No I do not think your game will keep downloading in sleep mode.
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Well in Windows 7 there's Task Scheduler. Can't remember if that's in XP though.
    And no, your computer isn't running anything in sleep mode.
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,669   +413

    How long will it take to download? If I understand your question correctly, I don't see why you can't download it & then reboot once its done. That'll refresh everything. I'm on my XP SP3.
  7. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Posts: 105

    While your PC is downloading the game it will not go to sleep. But after the download system will become idle and it will fall asleep.
  8. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    You can use a download manager such as Free Download Manager.

    Under the Tools tab, you have the option to "Shutdown computer when done."

    Also, you will get a better download speed, and you can stop and resume downloads.
    Cobalt006 likes this.
  9. Benmar

    Benmar TS Enthusiast Posts: 32

    Try to used task scheduler.. you can find it through accessories then system tools then select task scheduler.
  10. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +242

    Why are you replaying to old threads?
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    You can use a batch to shutdown after a time period.
    I sometimes do that if I know a decent estimate for how long it'll take.
  12. SaharL

    SaharL TS Rookie

    I recommend to use "Airytec Switch Off"
    Serving me for years!

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