How can I make my computer restart automatically everyday? Windows 10.

How can I make my computer restart automatically everyday? Windows 10.

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David

 

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Last updated September 20, 2019 Views 19,051 Applies to:
Hi David,


You can use the Task Scheduler to shutdown, restart or perform any action at one time or periodically. To do so, you may follow the steps below:

1. To make your computer shut down at a particular time, type taskschd.msc in start search and hit Enter to open the Task Scheduler.
2. In the right panel, click on Create Basic Task.
3. Give it a name and a description if you wish and click Next.
4. When asked When do you want the task to start, select what you want. Click Next.
5. Select the Start date and time.
6. Clicking Next will bring you to the Action page. Here select Start a program and click Next.
7. Type shutdown on the Program/script space and /s /f /t 0 in the Add arguments box. If you want the shutdown to commence after say 60 sec, type 60 instead of 0 here.
8. Click Next to review all and finally click Finish. Your computer will shutdown at the designated day and time.

Take not that in a CMD window, you may run shutdown /? to see all the available switches. To schedule restarts, you need to use the /r parameter instead of the /s parameter. To log off the current user use /l.

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Jenicel

I appreciate your quick reply! I will give your directions a try this weekend.

I just purchased a new PC & intend using it on my home network as a place to store files & also a place to store & direct daily/weekly backups of my wife's & my laptops. We may use the PC on occasion but will probably forget it's in our home.

When leaving a computer running for weeks/months on end, I always run into software issues that always are corrected by a simple restart of Windows. This way of automatically restarting (maybe I'll schedule daily) should keep everything running smoothly.

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David

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