Windows 10: Automatic Shutdown Solved

  1. Posts : 13
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       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
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  2. Posts : 13
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    Thread Starter
       06 Aug 2015 #2

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  3. Posts : 13
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    Thread Starter
       18 Aug 2015 #3

    Still haven't figured this out if anyone can help me?
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  4.    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.
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  5. Posts : 13
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    Thread Starter
       12 Oct 2015 #5

    hi, yes that works, many thanks for replying!
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