1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home
       06 Aug 2015 #1

    Automatic Shutdown

    Hi, since upgrading to w10 from 8.1, automatic shutdown from task scheduler won't work. After googling i can't find a solution.
    It is saying "one or more of the specified arguments are invalid" which is strange as it worked in 8.1, all i have in the argument box is /s. Can anyone tell me how to fix this method of doing it? thanks in advance
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home
       06 Aug 2015 #2

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home
       18 Aug 2015 #3

    Still haven't figured this out if anyone can help me?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       06 Oct 2015 #4

    I had this same problem but managed to solve it just now, I'm not exactly sure which part of this fixes it or whether it will help you, so please let me know if it does

    1. Created a new task by selecting Create Task... (not Create Basic Task)
    2. In the wizard, next to Configure for:, I selected Windows 10

    I think that's about it, everything else was just the default settings. If you're still having the problem, you might try making a batch file that calls your program with any needed command line parameters, and then just call that batch file from a new scheduled task. I would suggest abandoning any scheduled task that has the problem, rather than trying to fix it.

    To run a batch file, you should have the following in the 'Action' tab of the Scheduled Task Wizard:
    Action: start a program
    Program/script: cmd
    Add arguments (optional): /c "C:\some folder\YourBatchFile.bat"

    Last edited by the oob; 06 Oct 2015 at 04:47.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home
       12 Oct 2015 #5

    hi, yes that works, many thanks for replying!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Automatic Repair Loop
I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview yesterday, and at the end of the day, it froze up. I shut down the system and turned it back on this morning, finding the OS stuck in the infamous "Automatic Repair Loop." I ended up having to install a...
Performance & Maintenance
Solved Automatic App Updates Grayed Out
It says to contact the system admin about changing that setting, but I am the one and only user of this computer... 28719
Software and Apps
Solved How do I stop automatic updates?
Hi everyone, I hate Windows 10 because it updates without my consent and slows my computer down a lot. I'd like to be notified that new updates are available and give my OK to download and install them. Can anyone help me please?
Windows Updates and Activation
Disable Automatic Updates
Right now, after installing Windows 10, I only have the option to Automatically Install Updates or Notify to Schedule Restart. This is a problem, I want to be able to choose what drivers I install. I don't want windows automatically installing...
Windows Updates and Activation
Solved Are automatic updates the best of bad choices.?
This article talks about forced video driver updates causing significant problems. Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems - Forbes On my wife's Win 7 dual monitor setup an "optional" update caused problems with the setup of one...
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:41.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums