Ok, you can use the method I use to reboot mine at 8am every weekday, except
you will do a shutdown.
Create a new text document and save it as "shutdown.cmd"
right click the new file and select edit, then type "shutdown /s /f"
(without the quotes) and save it.
move the file somewhere, c:\windows is a good place. Go to start,
accessories, system tools and run task scheduler and set up an instance to
run this cmd file at the time you want, when it shuts down it will display a
warning and the user will have 30 seconds to finish up what they are doing.
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"LouB" <LouB@invalid.com> wrote in message
> Mike Hall - MVP wrote:
>> "LouB" <LouB@invalid.com> wrote in message
>>> "LouB" <LouB@invalid.com> wrote in message
>>> Friend has a need to turn off machine automatically.
>>> Say at 11:45 PM every night.
>>> Once machine is off the machine will be turned on manually in the AM.
>>> Is this possible using just Vista, or is there a program that can do it.
>>> Reason for request is to get a ****ager asleep at a reasonable time
>>> since said child has a somewhat dangerous job and need the rest.
>>> Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
>>> PC TimeWatch
>>> Thank You, but I do not see where it will actually turn off the machine.
>>> I will pass this along, but am still wondering if there are any other
>> Yes, there are other solutions, but most revolve around the parents
>> taking responsibility..
> The lady has her 18 year old grand-daughter staying. She thinks the grand
> daughter will not get back on because the system does require a password
> and the child is not doing bad things, just chatting with her friends.
> The lady goes to sleep at 10PM, kid gets in from work later.
> Lady feels if machine goes off at midnight kid will not try to get back
> on. Kid will be told what is about to happen. Lady is good grandma and
> kid is good kid also. I am just not knowledgeable enough about Vista so
> do not know how to do the schedule (also do not have a Vista machine at my