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How to automatically shut down pc after non use

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October 20, 2011 2:30:01 PM

I recently purchased a ssd and I was curious if there was a way to have my computer automatically shut down after so many minutes of non use? From what I've read I could schedule it in the task scheduler, but I'm not looking for a certain time for it to shut down. Maybe a third party program?

Thank you for your help in advance. I'm running Win 7 Ultimate x64

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October 20, 2011 2:34:38 PM

U can hibernate it. That is not good enough?
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October 20, 2011 2:58:50 PM

I would just use hibernate/suspend. Go into the power scheme and have power down after whatever time frame you want. I haven't had a lot of luck getting this to work on a desktop, but if you want to there is nothing stopping you from trying.
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October 20, 2011 3:09:13 PM

you can do it with this software--i use it all the time

http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/WinOFF.php
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October 20, 2011 3:21:24 PM

Not sure if you can find a free program to do it but if you are willing to pay look at this http://www.barefootinc.com/autoshutdown.htm .
http://www.barefootinc.com/autoshutdown.htm#features
I have used it before and it was good then. Not sure if it does exactly what you want though.
Look around at some good download sites like http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwshutdown.htm... and http://fileforum.betanews.com/browse/System-Utilities/S.... You will just have to look around and try unless someone knows a programs that will do that one thing for you.

Mcnumpty23 just posted a good one lol. Thank you mcnumpty23.
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October 20, 2011 3:31:01 PM

drthrd said:
Not sure if you can find a free program to do it but if you are willing to pay look at this http://www.barefootinc.com/autoshutdown.htm .
http://www.barefootinc.com/autoshutdown.htm#features
I have used it before and it was good then. Not sure if it does exactly what you want though.
Look around at some good download sites like http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwshutdown.htm... and http://fileforum.betanews.com/browse/System-Utilities/S.... You will just have to look around and try unless someone knows a programs that will do that one thing for you.

Mcnumpty23 just posted a good one lol. Thank you mcnumpty23.


you are welcome :D 

i even use it to shutdown once my pc has finished downloading stuff by using the network activity option


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October 20, 2011 3:39:57 PM

The problem with shutdown after x minutes of no activity is that it will close applications and possibly lose work. So, if you have a doc file open and walk away to take a dump or get distracted by a phone call the computer could wipe out your work.

Making the computer go to sleep (or hibernate) is much safer for your files. Sleep works awesome in Windows 7 for me and I'm yet to use hibernate.
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October 20, 2011 3:53:49 PM

nordlead said:
The problem with shutdown after x minutes of no activity is that it will close applications and possibly lose work. So, if you have a doc file open and walk away to take a dump or get distracted by a phone call the computer could wipe out your work.

Making the computer go to sleep (or hibernate) is much safer for your files. Sleep works awesome in Windows 7 for me and I'm yet to use hibernate.



the software i posted also has the options to sleep and hibernate as well as shutdown
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October 21, 2011 1:09:31 AM

AMP WinOFF does exactly what I wanted plus its freeware. Thank you very much. Plus I can set it for when other conditions are all met at the same time, so I just set it for when there is no user activity and my network usage is low. Will just open uTorrent when I need to keep my computer on. So technically, even better than what I was looking for
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October 21, 2011 1:09:40 AM

Best answer selected by insanepuppet.
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October 21, 2011 1:15:56 AM

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