Automatically shutting down a Windows XP PC when not being used. Answered
I'm looking for a simple & preferably free program that will turn off a Windows XP computer when is has been idle for a set period.
Our twenty something kids cannot get it into their heads that they need to turn off their machines when they go out so I want to install a program that I can configure to shut down the machine after about an hour of inactivity.
I know I can set it to hibernate or go into standby but I don't want to do that I want to turn it off altogether.
Any help would be appreciated.
thanks in advance.
Thanks for all the suggestions folks, I have decided to go for the solution of installing PC Anywhere on all the machines in the house.
Not only will this enable me to shut them down if I need to without having to keep going into the kids rooms but it also means I can ensure things like virus/malware scans are run regularly.
Thanks again for all your help.