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How do I get Windows 10 to shut down completely?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ep-p-two, Jul 23, 2018.

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  1. ep-p-two

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    How do I get Windows 10 to shut down completely, instead of sleeping? My display turns off, after ten minutes, but there is no option under the plan setting to turn it off - just "Put the computer to sleep" and then some time options.
     
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    start/power button and shut down
     
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    Thank you for your reply. That works, but it is not quite what I'm looking for. I want Windows to shut down, by itself, when I am away too long. This was an option with Windows through Win 7. I would like to know how to do this with Win 10. I have set the HD to shut down after 20 minutes, but this simplyy does not occur.
     
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    This is news to me. I do not ever recall there being an option to power down your PC through a timed setting. Windows 7 does not have that feature either. You can put it to sleep, hibernate (mainly used by laptops to save power), or simply turn off through the shutdown button/command. Where did you find this feature in previous versions?
     
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    If it is a laptop you can make it to where if you close the lid it will shut down. You can set to sleep or hibernate. Maybe a friendly 3rd party program can help, but yea like everyone said.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I solved the problem (partially) by going way back to DOS and putting a batch file in the Task Scheduler and setting it for midnight. Now, if anyone forgets, the computer shuts down, completely.
     
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