Microsoft Windows 7 allows you to delay computer shutdown using the Disk Operating System (DOS) command. Once the command to shut down the computer is issued, the operating system waits for a few seconds as specified in the DOS command before initiating the shutdown process. The shutdown process using the DOS command is similar to that of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) based one and does not in any way alter the settings of the computer.
Press and hold the "Windows" key on your keyboard and then press "R."
Type "cmd" in the Run dialog box and then press "Enter."
Type "shutdown /s /t seconds" at the command prompt and then press "Enter." Replace seconds here with the number of seconds by which you want to delay the computer shutdown (for example, 45).
- "Windows 7 Inside Out"; Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson; 2009
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