How To Turn Off The Shutdown Timer On Windows 11

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Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 11, has a ton of fun new features that improve user experience. The automated shutdown timer, however, may be a little irritating for certain users, particularly while performing important tasks or wanting to keep their machine operating for a long time. You've come to the right place if you're one of the folks trying to figure out how to turn off Windows 11's shutdown timer! We'll look at four distinct techniques in this blog post to assist you in disabling the shutdown timer on your Windows 11 computer.

Using the Command Prompt 

  1. To access the Power User Menu, press ' Windows + X ' on your keyboard.
  2. From the menu, choose "Windows Terminal (Admin)". By doing this, the Command Prompt will launch with administrative rights.
  3. Type 'shutdown /a' into the Command Prompt window and hit ' Enter ' to execute it.
  4. This command will cancel any upcoming shutdowns and switch off the Windows 11 computer's shutdown timer.

Utilizing the Run Dialog Box 

  • To launch the Run dialog box, press the ' Windows + R ' keys simultaneously.
  • In the Run dialog box, enter ' shutdown -a ' and then click "OK" or press ' Enter '.
  • You can now continue using your computer without interruption because the shutdown timer will be cancelled.

Using a Task Scheduler command to disable the shutdown timer

  1. Open the program by typing "Task Scheduler" into the Windows search box.
  2. Click "Create Basic Task" in the Actions section on the right side of the Task Scheduler window.
  3. Create a basic task by following the on-screen instructions and setting the frequency to "One time."
  4. Select "Start a program" in the Action area, then click "Next."
  5. Put ' shutdown ' and ' -a ' in the "Program/Script" and "Add Arguments" fields, respectively. Press "Next."
  6. Once you have reviewed your selections, click "Finish" to start the task.
  7. This will produce a task that, when executed, will stop any pending shutdown.

Utilizing the Group Policy Editor (for Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise) 

  • To launch the Group Policy Editor, press ' Windows + R ' to open the Run dialog box, then type ' gpedit.msc ' and press Enter.
  • Navigate to "Computer Configuration" > "Administrative Templates" > "System" in the Group Policy Editor window's left pane.
  • Double-click the policy that says "Turn off automatic termination of applications that block or cancel shutdown" in the right pane.
  • To make the modifications, choose "Enabled" and press "OK".
  • This rule will stop programs from closing down in the middle of a shutdown, effectively shutting off the shutdown timer.


In this article, we looked at four alternative ways to turn off Windows 11's shutdown timer. You may ensure a continuous computing experience by using the Command Prompt, the Run dialog box, Task Scheduler, or the Group Policy Editor, depending on your preference. You may say goodbye to the annoyance of automatic shutdown timings and regain complete control of your Windows 11 PC's power management by putting any of these methods into practice.

So go ahead and select the approach that works best for you to experience a seamless computing environment on your Windows 11 PC!

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