In this post, we'll see how to shut down Windows 10 PC manually and automatically. Let's get started.
Shut Down Windows 10 PC Manually
You can do this method via keyboard shortcut too and here it is: Press Windows key + X + U + U.
You can turn off Windows 10 PC by pressing the physical power button or sleep button or by closing laptop lid. I've talked about it in this guide. Check it out.
Launch Run. Type "slidetoshutdown" (without double quotes) and then press "Enter" key.
Now, you can see half of the lock screen. Just click on it, and your PC will get shut down.
Type "shutdown /s" (without double quotes) and then press "Enter."
You can see a popup which states that the action is initiated, and your computer will get shut down in the next few seconds.
You can use the above command in the below programs too:
Press Windows key + L, and you can see "Lock Screen." Click on it.
Now, you can see "Sign in" screen where you can see "Power" icon at the bottom. Click on it.
Hit "Shut down."
When you click on "Power" icon, you can see a menu, and that menu is called "Power menu."
You can see the Power menu in the Start menu, "Windows Security" screen, and "Sign in" screen.
Shut Down Windows 10 PC Automatically
If you want to automatically shut down Windows 10 computer at a specific time (for once or repeatedly) without using any third-party software, then you can do it using any one of the following two methods.
Launch Run Command. Type the following command in it:
shutdown -s -t 300
The above command will turn off the computer automatically after 5 minutes (in the command, the 300 meant seconds, which is 5 minutes) from the time it is executed. Replace the 300 with the time duration you want.
Hit "OK" button to execute the command and you will see a confirmation popup stating that the PC will get shut down at the time you specified.
You can use the above command in any one of the following: Command Prompt, Windows PowerShell, Task Manager (In Task Manager, click File > Run new task), Address Toolbar, Address Bar of File Explorer.
If you wish to abort shut down, use the command "shutdown -a" (without double quotes) in the Run Command before the scheduled time.
Remember that the above command works only once. In other words, it cannot repeat automatically shutting down the computer at a specific time. However, the following method can.
That is all. From now on, you will see this popup at the time you have scheduled.
As the popup states, your PC will get shut down in less than a minute.
After the above popup shows, if you wish, you can use the command "shutdown -a" (without double quotes) in the Run Command Box to abort shut down.
To view the task: Click on "Task Scheduler Library" from the left side of the screen, and you can see the task you have created.
To edit the task: Right-click on the task and then select "Properties." Now, you can edit the task as per your liking. Also, you can see many options there such as Security options, Settings, and Conditions. Play with them if you wish.
To delete the task: Right-click on the task and then select "Delete." In the confirmation popup, click "Yes."
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How to Shut Down Windows 10 PC