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Still looking for an easy way to have my computer shut itself down after a certain amount of time?

looking for a simple way to program my computer to shut down because my kids play to many on line games and never seem to want to shut it down

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I think that you need to spend more time with your kids. Yes, limit TV & Computer time.

    Unfortuantely, just how do you distinguish production school work and learning, from using the computer to yak with their friends, or playing games? Here is my thought... One computer should be dedicated for JUST homework and such. Another computer could be the GAME and Internet Yak machine. Separate the computers, instead of the children.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well how about using a 3 prong timer to limit the hours that electricity is available to your UPS. Then as soon as the UPS batteries are low, the system should do a shutdown, if that is how you configure your power management options.

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  • pappy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Right clk a blank spot on the Desktop and clk Properties.

    Then clk on the Screensaver tab.

    On that window that comes up is a button named Power. (near the bottom right)

    Clk on Power and you can change settings there. Just read the options.

    Don't forget to clk Apply / OK

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  • 1 decade ago

    right click the desktop and hit properties

    go to screen saver then where it says power click on that

    select turn off hard disc after however much time you want

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  • 1 decade ago

    spankings! its effective and affordable!all you need is a paddle!

    ^im still stickin with my idea^

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