Windows 10: Auto Shutdown Computer after idle period

Discus and support Auto Shutdown Computer after idle period in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I need some help in creating a task in Task Manager that will automatically force stop programs and shut down the computer after it has been idle for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Ed Wood, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Ed Wood Win User

    Auto Shutdown Computer after idle period


    I need some help in creating a task in Task Manager that will automatically force stop programs and shut down the computer after it has been idle for one hour. I have created a task that will shut down at a specific time, but I need something that can run multiple times throughout the day. I need the task to be automated every time the computer is rebooted.

    For example, my wife boots the computer, logs onto to facebook, leaves the computer with facebook pages open (I have checked after she has walked away from the computer and have found as many as 43 facebook pages open at one time). I want a task that will then force stop facebook, then shut down the computer after it has been idle for a short period of time, then, if she logs back on later in the day will again run the routine and shut down again.

    With her oversight of leaving the computer with facebook open and multiple pages open, I am afraid of someone hacking my system. I have already had as incidence of someone hacking our joint checking account and making $2800 in withdrawals. We finally got this resolved and the withdrawals reinstated.

    Do I need to set up separate tasks to run every hour or so throughout the day to accomplish this task, or is there some argument or command that I can insert in the basic task that will reactivate the task to shutdown after the current session is idle for an hour?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,


    :)
     
    Ed Wood, Aug 21, 2016
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  2. Windows OS power option setting

    Hi,

    I want to realize that the computer shutdown after it idle a period of time at windows OS. But I don't find this item in power option except "sleep after " and "hibernate after". Could you tell me whether this plan can be realized?
    How can I do?

    Thanks.
     
    QiaoGeorge, Aug 21, 2016
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  3. katnie Win User
    Windows 10 Shuts Down When Idle - despite changing Power Settings

    My desktop computer that experienced this idle shutdown problem was fairly old....but still working fine until I updated to Windows 10. There was no way that I could control the idle shutdowns after that upload and I was crazy trying to manage keeping
    my computer ON. I tried all of the suggestions and more ...nothing worked. Eventually, I purchased a new computer and I am sane again. It was a miserable experience.
     
    katnie, Aug 21, 2016
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  4. flybynite Win User

    Auto Shutdown Computer after idle period

    Just create a task to activate after one hour idle. Use the shutdown program you already have. Best to change group to Users.
     
    flybynite, Aug 21, 2016
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