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Preventing Windows 7 From Automatically Shutting Down RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there,

    I am transferring a large amount of data and need to leave the PC on overnight. I believe I have configured Windows so that automatic restarts for updates are disabled, yet the PC still sometimes shuts down when left on for long periods.

    Any advice on how to prevent automatic shutdowns is hugely appreciated.

    Many thanks...



    • Edited by BA1385 Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:00 AM
    Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:54 PM

All replies

  • If your computer is actually shutting down and not going into sleep mode then you probably need to look in task scheduler and see if there is a task that launches "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe" at some scheduled time.

    If the PC is actually just going into sleep mode then use Control Panel to alter your power plan in System and Security, power options.

    It may even be possible that the BIOS has a setting for your PC to turn off at some point. Although I doubt that but would check the BIOS settings.


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    Sunday, January 18, 2015 1:07 AM