In this instructable, I will be showing you how to shutdown, restart, or hibernate your computer on a schedule.
See the notice at the end if you are using an older operating system than Windows XP.
Step 1: Create a batch file
First, you must create a batch file (.bat) to be executed. Open notepad (all programs\ accessories). Type in exactly as I dictate:
c:\windows\system32\shutdown -s -f -t 00 (or do ...shutdown -p -f)
c:\windows\system32\shutdown -r -t 00
Save it anywhere you like as shutdown (or whichever accordingly) .bat so it would be "shutdown.bat" for example.
DO NOT save as a -.bat.txt, you are then merely saving text.