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Windows 7 - Shutdown vs sloep in power options

Hello,
I just upgraded to win7 with an SSd. I would like to go have it shutdown vs sleep after 10 min of inactivity. Is there an option
for that?

I am having lockups when it goes to sleep.

Thanks as always.
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More about windows shutdown sloep power options
  1. Go into the windows power options and tell it not to go to sleep. I'm not sure if you can tell it to shut down, but if you can, it will be in the power options.
  2. I checked that and shutdown is not an option, unlike XP. I want it to shutdown after an idle timer expires.
  3. I checked that and shutdown is not an option, unlike XP. I want it to shutdown after an idle timer expires.
  4. Try making a batch file with the shutdown command in it then use the scheduler to schedule it to run every xxx minutes and check the box to only run if the system is idle. I've never tried this, but I think it will work.
  5. Thanks. Are there any pointers to constructing this batch file?
  6. Best answer
    Just create a file called myshutdown.cmd. Use a plain text editor like notepad or something and add this line:

    shutdown -s -f -t 0

    and save it. That's it. This is the windows shutdown command. The -f = force programs to shutdown, -s = shutdown, and -t 0 = time in seconds where 0 is now. Just double click on the file to test it.
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