Planned or scheduled shutdown in Windows can have many advantages, for example, if you are in a hurry and have to leave home but there is something on the computer that is running and can not be shut down at that moment; it will be nice if we can schedule when the computer will turn off.
Steps to schedule the shutdown of your Windows 7 PC:
Click Start, type “cmd” (without the quotation marks) ; right click on the cmd icon that appears in list and select “Run as Administrator”. Accept the security prompt:
The command prompt will appear.
In the command prompt type Shutdown and hit Enter from keyboard. You will get the detailed instruction on what command to be used for a scheduled shutdown.
You can schedule anywhere between zero second to ten years!