Is there a way to make Windows 7 do this: "10 minutes from now, close all applications and shut down (or hibernate), no matter what input you get from the keyboard or the mouse"? It's OK if the user can revert the shutdown order during the 10 minute period, but once the shutdown begins there should be no turning back.
shutdown command line command is what you're after, with
/t 600 you'll get a 600 second (10 minute) delay other options define the shutdown process. In your case I suspect you'll want
shutdown /t 600 /s.
As Havok stated, you can just use the Shutdown switch from command prompt. See options below.
Run from cmd.exe or just put into a .bat script as below (and you could just add this .bat to Windows scheduler if you wanted to schedule) - remove the "pause" if you want it to run straight away:
@cd / @cls @echo #Shutdown 10min script# @pause @shutdown /t 600 /s
There are a number of automatical shutdown programs on the net. You can use one of them; for example: Sweet Dreams.
This can be done by following the simple steps below:
- Go to run (Win + r)
shutdown -s -t 600and hit enter
The computer will shut down in exactly 10 minutes (600 seconds).
The first response was adequate. Press Win+r and then type
shutdown /t "desired duration" /s in the field. Replace "desired duration" with the amount of seconds you wish your PC to turn off and press Enter.
I made a script for myself to shutdown the computer after a time interval that I set. this is the code:
:shutdown_sequence set /p TM="Enter a time to shut down:" set /a TM1=TM*60 echo I will shutdown the computer in %TM% minutes and in seconds: %TM1% shutdown -s -f -t %TM1% pause exit goto:eof