How to set time interval for Windows desktop to auto-sleep?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani November 2, 2012

How to set time interval for Windows desktop to auto-sleep? Please specify and elaborate the menu process for setting the interval.

  1. Sunil
    November 4, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Thanks to respondents for your valuable efforts

  2. Boni Oloff
    November 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

    You can go power options in control panel, and set the sleep after specified minutes.

  3. Nikhil Chandak
    November 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    this is a shutdown timer which may help u
    or sorry , if I was not able to help u :(

  4. susendeep dutta
    November 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Schedule Windows to Sleep and Wake Automatically (Windows 7) -


    How to Make Your PC Wake From Sleep Automatically (Windows 7) -

    SmartPower (Windows XP or later and .net framework 3.5) -

    [Broken Link Removed]

  5. Naveen Kumar
    November 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    first tell me what version of windows are you using.Any way try these

    • Sunil
      November 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Windows 7

  6. Anonymous
    November 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    The easiest way to control the time interval before the system sleeps in Vista/7 is go to to Control Panel -> Power Options. Select 'Change when the computer sleeps' from the left side of the panel and change the interval in the 'Put the computer to sleep:' option. Save the changes.

  7. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Control Panel>Power Options>Look at the task pane, choose 'change when the computer sleeps'>set the interval to your preference.

    If you need more complex settings, try Erlis' method.

  8. Erlis D.
    November 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

    0. You'll need a batch file, scheduled to run at 1:30am. Copy and paste this into a txt file, save it to a location where it won't get deleted (C:\Windows) as die.bat (NOT die.bat.txt)

    shutdown /s /f /t 20

    1. This shuts the computer down (/s), forces any process to end (/f) with a 20 seconds timeout (/t 20). To make it sleep/hibernate, use the /h flag instead of the /s one.

    2. Next, click on start and find Task Schedular. (All Programs, Accessories, Systems Tools, Task Scheduler).

    3. On the right-hand pane, click "Create Basic Task" enter image description here

    4. Give the task a name and description (example "Shutdown").
    5. Choose when you want to task to run (example "Daily")
    6. Choose what time you want to the task to run (example "01:30:00), recur ever 1 days)
    7. Choose "Start a Program"
    8. Browse to the location of the .bat file.
    9. Click Next, Click Finish.
    10. To test, save all your work, right-click, and "Run Now".

    This is one of the best tutorials, I think, which I found it from:

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      November 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Can't say any better. This is the best if you need elaborate setup.

      • Erlis D.
        November 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        Another option would be to use a software to schedule shutdown!
        MUO added in the reward section a software called Switch! It can do the work too, I think!

  9. Aniket Singh
    November 2, 2012 at 10:18 am
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