Shutdown Timer Using Command In Windows 7 [How-to]

Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft. Sometimes user want to shut down their system after a specified time till the recent processes do not completed. So,It have an actual Shutdown command that can be launched from “Run”.

Here are the steps to perform this task easily.

1. Go start >>all program>>Accessories>>Run  or  (keyboard shortcut) Windows + r.

2. Now write   ” shutdown /s /t 60 ” .

(Above command is use for 1 minute (60 seconds) you can change it according to your demand)

A screen-shot is given below that will  pop-up after run command.


Hope, this will helpful for you. Post comments for any query or help  .

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Chad August 2, 2011 at 10:09 PM

How do I cancel the shutdown?


Pushpendra Pal August 3, 2011 at 11:07 AM

To cancle shutdown command, type “shutdown -a” or “shutdown /a” in ‘Run’ and press Enter key.


B. Roelofsen September 17, 2011 at 1:24 PM

When I do that command, it restarts my computer, is there anything I can do to just let it shut down?


Pushpendra Pal September 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Make sure that you use this command( shutdown /s) correctly. Check the spelling. For Restart, -r (or /r) is used.


mert_can2 January 1, 2012 at 6:54 AM


I wander if you can help me to figure it out how to set a limit for a user to login only once a day to a computer.


Zanny May 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM

That was so simple. Thank you!


Priyank Mehta June 26, 2012 at 2:07 AM

THank you..
Very helpful post !!


Gabriel July 3, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Can i somehow write hours, not seconds?


Pushpendra Pal July 4, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Unfortunately not, Windows only allows shutdown timer to be set in seconds. The reason behind is, time in seconds is more accurate than hours.


Windmark August 13, 2012 at 2:22 AM

Why not just convert hours into seconds? It’s only a script after all ^^

I, myself, just set the timer for 3 hours. Just converted it into seconds with google :)


Andy Hall June 4, 2014 at 3:18 AM

So if you want a 2 hour shutdown, that’s 120 mins which is 7200 seconds.

You would enter ” shutdown /s /t 7200 “


Hở August 4, 2012 at 8:22 AM

O goshhhh really helpful! Exeactly what i need 😀 thanks a lot 😀


Dazza Moo August 11, 2012 at 5:45 AM

Genius. Thank you!


Chris B September 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Is it possible to set the computer to shutdown at a specific time of day (Windows XP) please?


Jeffry C October 13, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Thanks a lot bro..
Now i’m understand how set timer to shutdown my pc on win 7..~


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