(9 Ways) to Follow to Force Shutdown Windows 10, 8, 7 PC

When a computer gets old it becomes very difficult to shutdown it due to various reasons like opening too many softwares, running too many browser windows etc. So this causes problems such as freezing of computer, or shutting down in between. So here is the list which will solve all the problems related to shutting down Windows 10 pc in different scenarios. 

9 Ways to Shutdown Windows 10 PC in different scenarios



1.) How to force shutdown Windows 10 pc?


Sometimes our pc gets hang because of running too many softwares or because of the background process. In this case, it becomes difficult to shut down the pc. This problem can be solved by 2 methods.

Method 1:


Press “Windows+R” to open a run window. Now type “shutdown –s –f” this command will force shutdown your pc without asking to save current tasks. 

How to force shutdown Windows 10 pc

How to force shutdown Windows 10 pc

Method 2:


Press and hold the power button for at least 5-10 seconds and it will shut down the pc. This method should be used in the worst case and it is not an appropriate method to shut down pc when it is working properly.

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2.) How to shutdown Windows 10 pc using cmd shutdown command? 


First open Notepad and paste this code in it:

@echo OFF 
echo “Choose any 1 option:” 
echo “1 = Hibernate” 
echo “2 = Logoff” 
echo “3 = Reboot” 
echo “4 = Shutdown”
SET /p option=Choose any option-
IF %option%==1 SHUTDOWN /h
IF %option%==2 SHUTDOWN /l
IF %option%==3 SHUTDOWN -r -t 0
IF %option%==4 SHUTDOWN /s /f /t 0 
PAUSE

Now save this file as anyname.bat and when you open it, the output console will be:

Now you can choose to shut down, hibernate, logoff or restart the computer. 

How to shutdown Windows 10 pc using cmd shutdown command?

How to shutdown Windows 10 pc using cmd shutdown command? 

3.) How to shut down your pc using a mobile phone?


Turning off the pc using a mobile phone is the easiest task as all you need to have is a mobile phone with the Unified Remote app in it. 

Download Unified Remote app on the pc. 

First, connect both the pc and phone to the same WiFi network.

Now to connect your pc and android open the app in android and search for servers when you see the server click on it and it will connect automatically. 

Now launch the app and now you can shutdown, logoff, hibernate or restart your computer. 

How to shut down your pc using a mobile phone
How to shut down your pc using a mobile phone



4.) How to fast shutdown Windows 10 pc? 


Normally Windows pc don’t take much time to shut down a pc unless there is an internal problem in the pc. This problem is caused by “Page File” which is an additional virtual memory. It is important to clear everything inside the page file before shutdown.  This ensures that no important data is stored inside in the page file so that the data inside page file could not be accessed by the removing the computer’s hard drive. 

To fix it:

Press Windows+R –> typeregedit–>  click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE— > SYSTEM — > CurrentControlSet –> Control –> Session Manager –> Memory Management

Now if you don’t see “ClearPageFileAtShutdown” it means your pc isn’t clearing page file at shutdown. Which is absolutely fine.

But if you have it then the look if the data is set to “0x00000000 (0)”, it means windows is not clearing the page file at shut down. 

And if it’s set to “0x00000001 (1)”, then windows is clearing the page file at shutdown.

To change it to 0 double click on “ClearPageFileAtShutdown” and instead of 1 set it to 0.

How to fast shutdown Windows 10 pc?
How to fast shutdown Windows 10 pc?

5.) How to shutdown Windows 10 pc using email? 


This is one of the best methods to shutdown windows 10 pc just by sending an email. For this, you will need a Gmail Outlook account. If you don’t have one then you can check out Using Microsoft Outlook with Gmail tutorial to set up an outlook. 

Follow this steps:

Firstly you need to create a batch file. Open Notepad, type “shutdown /s” and save it as a shutdown.bat file.

Now open Microsoft Outlook, Click on Tools–> Rules and Alerts–> Click New Rule–> Check messages when they arrive –> Now select with specific words in the subject, through the specified account, with specific words in subject or body, with specific words in the message header,on the machine only.

Click on specific words in the subject, add “shutdown“, click on specific words in subject or body, add “shutdown“, click on specific words in the message header, add “shutdown“.

Now click next –> Select delete it, start the application. Now click on Start application in below window and add the shutdown.bat file. Click next an give a name for this rule. Then press OK.

Now you can shutdown pc by sending a message through Gmail account. Type shutdown in subject and shutdown in body and press send. 

Or you can watch a video also.




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6.) How to shutdown Windows 10 pc when frozen?


When a pc is frozen it becomes really annoying as we cannot access anything and all we have to do is just sit and wait for it to respond back to our clicks. 

But we can quickly shut down it by typing “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” and then clicking on shutdown option on the bottom right corner. 

7.) How to remote shutdown a pc on a lan?


On a lan, there are tens of if not hundreds of pc connected with each other. If you want to shut down each pc then it is not manually possible to go to each pc and shutdown it. Instead, you want to do this task in less time and with least effort.

Open cmd with administrator privileges then type “shutdown -i“. Then a window will open. Click on add and type the names of all computers on each line. Then type any message you want to print on the computers (if any) and now press Ok.

If you don’t know the computer name open cmd and type “%coputername%” and it will display the computer name. 

How to remote shutdown a pc on a lan?
How to remote shutdown a pc on a lan?

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8.) How to shutdown Windows 10 pc after steam download finishes? 


For all those gamers out there we know how much time it takes to download a game from steam sometimes it runs for hrs and if not then days.

So it becomes very important to shut down our pc when the download has finished otherwise there will be a waste of electricity and internet data. 

There is a software called as “Steam Auto Shutdown” which is a few kB file which will shutdown pc once the downloading is completed. It is very easy to use. 


9.) How to auto shutdown Windows 10 pc after completing utorrent downloads?


For all those torrent users who like to torrent books or games who don’t want to spend few bucks (even I m one of you!), some game files are too huge to download in one go and we need to wait for few days depending on the downloading speed. 

So to shut down pc after completing torrenting you need to open utorrent, go to Options –> Auto shutdown –> Choose shutdown when download completes.

How to auto shutdown Windows 10 pc after completing utorrent downloads?
How to auto shutdown Windows 10 pc after completing utorrent downloads?



Bonus

How to check when pc was last shutdown?  


Well if you are a parent and you had asked your kid to not use the computer after a certain time and want to know at what time did your kid shutdown
the pc, you can do it by two methods.

Method 1: 


Open cmd and type “systeminfo” and look for “systemboot time” and you will see the date and time of the last shut down. 

Method 2:


Press “Windows + R” and type “eventvwr.msc“. Now go to “Windows Logs“. Click on “System” on the right-hand side click on open and search for 6006 or Eventlog and you will find date and time.

How to check when pc was last shutdown?

How to check when pc was last shutdown?  

FAQ

1.) Why does Windows take so long to shut down?

The main reason why your windows 10 takes longer than ever before to shutdown is because there are a lot of background apps, services, processes, drivers or applications running in the background which is preventing your pc from shutting down.

The best way to solve this problem is by opening the task manager and scanning all the running processes or starting your windows 10 in safe mode.

Conclusion:

Now you can tackle Windows 10 shutdown problems in different scenarios with ease. I hope you learnt something new.

If you think I missed out on some other ways please comment below.

Thank You!

Saish K

Author: Saish K

Hi there! my name is Saish. I hope you find this blog useful.

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