This tutorial illustrates four practical ways to automatically shut down your Windows 10 computer.

Method 1: Auto Shut Down via Run

Step 1: Type Windows key + R to open Run.

Step 2: Type shutdown -s -t <number in seconds>.

For example if you want to shutdown your PC after 10 minutes type:

 shutdown -s -t 600

Shutdown Windows

Method 2: Auto Shut Down via Command Prompt

Step 1: Open command prompt

Step 2: Type shutdown -s -t <number in seconds>

For example, if you want to shutdown your PC after 10 minutes type shutdown -s -t 600

Shutdown Windows from the command prompt

Method 3: Auto Shut Down via Powershell

Step 1: Open Powershell.

Step 2: Type shutdown -s -t <number in seconds>.

For example if you want to shutdown your PC after 10 minutes type shutdown -s -t 600.

Shutdown Windows from PowerShell

Method 4: Auto Shut Down via Task Scheduler

Step 1: Open task scheduler.

Step 2: Click Create Basic Task.

Use the task scheduler to shutdown Windows

Step 3: Provide the task name such as shutdown and click Next.

Enter the task name

Step 4: Choose when would you like your task to start and click Next.

Choose task trigger

Step 5: Choose the start date and time of task and click Next.

Enter daily task details

Step 6: Select start a program and click Next.

Select action

Step 7: Click Browse and choose shutdown.exe from C/Windows/System32.

Select the shutdown program

Step 8: Provide -s as the argument and click Next.

Add -s argument

Step 9: Click Finish to complete the task

Accept the summary

Four ways to Auto-Shut-Down Windows 10

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