Free tools to Auto Shutdown, Restart Windows computer at fixed times

Yesterday, we saw how we could schedule Shutdown or Restarts in Windows using the Task Scheduler. While you can always use the Shutdown /s /t  command and create a desktop shortcut to delay the shutdown of your Windows computer and make it shut down 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 your Windows 10/8/7 at particular times.

1] Simple Shutdown Timer

This one 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!

2] Windows Reboot

It is another app which does the same thing. This tool 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 – also interrupts the power on the motherboard.

3] VJ Shutdown Timer

My MVP colleague Vasu Jain has also released VJ Shutdown Timer which does the same things.

3] PowerOff Timer

If you are looking for a Windows Store app, try PowerOff Timer. It allows you to set Windows 10 to shut down at a specific time. It will minimize in the system tray and run silently in the background.

4] Other tools

More shutdown tools which may interest you: TOff | AMP WinOFFKShutdown |  SuperFast Shutdown | Ninja Shutdown.

If you know of any more similar free software, please do share in the comments below.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Ruiten Tht
    The basic version is freeware and does most of what one could think of, not just shutdown and logoff, but other tasks, too.
    The program supports a password lock feature, which also allows it to use it e. g. for limiting the computer time of my kids without me having to watch the clock all the time. Access to the Windows Task Manager can be disabled, too, so that the program can’t be remove eidther. By the way, it runs portable, too.

  2. Lmmatoso

    WShutdownTimer in
    Just a simple & nice tool
    I’ve been using it for a long time.

  3. Thanks Lmmatoso, Ruiten Tht, Indio, japp. Appreciate your sharing! 🙂

  4. Brian(aka brianzion) Carr

    Cameleon SHUTDOWN
    Chameleon Shutdown allows you to switch off, restart, hibernate the computer and perform other operations both immediately and when certain conditions are met (specific time, delay, idle time, CPU usage, closure of a certain program).
    You can add multiple conditions without limitation.
    The interface supports skins and is very easy to use.

  5. Mynorguerra

    Hello, I’m actually using an App called WinMend Auto Shutdown you can find it here:

  6. faye

    I like Windows Shutdown Assistant.
    It takes two steps to schedule shutdown Windows.

  7. tony

    One of the more flexiblee shuitdown utilities

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