I'm a busy person that sometimes I forget shutting down my computer when I sleep. I want to be able to shutdown my computer at a specific time 5pm and 10pm every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 6pm and 11pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. How can I do that?
Configure Windows Vista To Shutdown at a Specific Time
If you want to shut down your computer at specific time and day of the week, that’s possible by creating multiple scheduled shut down using the “Scheduled Tasks” feature, Microsoft Windows’ own task scheduler. To create that schedule, click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Accessories”, “System Tools”, and then “Scheduled Tasks”. In “Scheduled Tasks” window, click “File”, “New”, and then “Scheduled Task”.
Enter the name of the task and hit Enter. After this, right-click the task you created and select “Properties”. In the “Run” field, type without quotes “shutdown -i -s”. At the bottom of the dialog, check “Run only if logged on”.
Next, select “Schedule” tab. Under “Schedule Task”, select “Weekly” from the dropdown list. Set the “Start time” to 5 PM and then check “Mon”, “Tue”, and “Wed”. After this, check “Show multiple schedules” at the bottom of the dialog to create multiple schedules of the same task. This now sets the schedule for the 5 PM shutdown.
To create the next schedule which is 10 PM, click “New” and then repeat the same steps and set the time to 10 PM.
Repeat the same steps to create the 6 PM and 11 PM shut down schedule for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. When you are finished, click “OK”.