Yesterday, we saw how we could schedule Shutdown or Restarts in Windows 7 using the Task Scheduler. While you can always use the Shutdown -s -t command and create a desktop shortcut to delay shutdown of your Windows computer and make it shutdown after a particular time, if you really need to time your shutdown or restarts frequently, then you may want to check out these freeware apps.
Auto Shutdown, Restart Windows
These free software will allow you to shut down, reboot, log off, hibernate or sleep at particular times.
Simple Shutdown Timer is a nice app I found on the Internet last night when my Internet downloads were expected to take an hour or two and I was feeling sleepy.
The utility is very simple to use and quite self-explanatory. Say you are waiting for a task or maybe a download to finish in an hour – and you don’t expect to be around to manually shut it down. Using this app, you can schedule and entering the time, you could shut it down anytime after an hour.
Looking around today, I came across a few more similar tools!
Windows Reboot is another app which does the same thing. It can do the following things:
- Shut down the system at a specified time
- Lock the user interface
- Log off the current user
- Reboot – restarts the system.
- Power off – interrupts also the power on the mother board.
My MVP colleague Vasu Jain has also released VJ Shutdown Timer which does the same things.
If you know of any more similar free software, please do share in the comments below.