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How to make a Shutdown Timer in Windows


There are so many software available that can make your PC shut down at any pre-defined time.  But have you ever wonder you can make your PC shut down timer easily without downloading any software. You may laugh on it as it seems so simple trick but many people still needs it . So , here i am going to tell you two simple methods to make a PC shutdown timer.

Method 1:

This method is very simple . You can do this by creating a shortcut file and than enter the location of shutdown timer. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Right click on your desktop and choose “New=>shortcuts”.
  • In the box that says “Type the location of the shortcut”, type in ‘shutdown -s -t 3600′ without the quotation marks and click next. ( Here 3600 are the amount of seconds before your computer shuts down.)
  • Make up a name for the shortcut and you’re done.

TO ABORT this :

Once you start shutdown timer , you will need to create another shortcut as you created earlier but this time you will have to provide another address.

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.



The above method is not so much helpful when you want your PC to shutdown on a specific time. Suppose you want to listen songs at night and you want it to stop automatically at 11:59 PM . You can simply do this by following method

  • Click on Start-> Run or Press Win+R
  • Enter the code: at 23:59 shutdown -s

Make sure that you enter time in 24 hour format.

TO ABORT this:

To abort this timer, Follow the same process but this time use shutdown -a code in run


That’s  it. Hope you found it useful .

Vicky Singh Rao
I am an entrepreneur at heart who has made his hobby turned passion, his profession now. I love writing about coding, hacking, open-source and cutting-edge technologies.


  1. Thanks

  2. nice your blog

  3. why it’s not working. I typed “at 11:05 shutdown -s” in run. (11:05 am in our time) but it didn’t work. im using windows 8.

    1. Mr. RENZ
      Don’t type “am or pm” after time written in 24 hr format . as computer will understand that 11:05 is already AM.

      Thank You

  4. Thanks for the second way.

  5. at 23:59 shutdown -s cmd not supported

    1. If you wants Free Timer Shutdown software for Window. Plzzz Mail me on
      Email:- [email protected]

  6. will it carefully save, close , exit running programs before shutdown computer? thanks

  7. where is my comment??

  8. where is my comments????

  9. heellou, is there chance how to hibernate my laptop after 2 hours?
    or do shutdown save my files and work before shutdown laptop?
    thanks a lot!

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