How to schedule a Windows 10 shutdown for a specific date and time

Using the Windows 10’s built-in Task Scheduler, you can set up a process in which a computer will shut down automatically at a specific time.

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For many businesses, it’s standard operating procedure for employees to leave their workstation computers on when they leave the office. Typically, at some point later in the evening, those workstation computers will slip into sleep or hibernation mode, which reduces power consumption—at least a little. But what if a business wants to reduce power consumption even more?

In Microsoft Windows 10, it is possible to set up a scheduled shutdown of a PC for a specific time. Theoretically, a computer that is completely shut down will consume less power and save a business considerable amounts of money, as well as reduce its carbon…

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