Sunday, April 26, 2009

Windows Auto-Shutdown Timer

As the title describes, this tutorial is to shutdown the system automatically after n number of seconds.

  1. Right Click on your desktop and choose "New->Shortcut".
  2. In the box that says "Type the location of the shortcut", type in "shutdown -s -t 3600" with out the quotation marks and click next.
  3. Note: 3600 are the amount of seconds before your computer shuts down. So, 60secs*60mins=3600secs.
  4. Make up a name for the shortcut something like Turn Off Timer and you're done
If you want to change the icon, do Right Click on the shortcut which you just created. Choose the last most option Properties->Change Icon-> Browse.

PS: To make an abort key to stop the shutdown timer just create another shortcut and make the "location of the shortcut" to "shutdown -a" without the quotes.