4 Ways to Cancel Auto Shutdown in Windows 10

If the Auto Shutdown Timer is activated, Windows will shut down automatically once the time is over. But while doing some important work, you might never want Windows to shut down automatically. This guide will walk you through 4 easy methods to cancel auto shutdown in Windows 10.

How to Cancel Auto Shutdown in Windows 10

If you trigger the auto-shutdown timer Windows 10, Windows will shut down automatically once the time is over. To cancel Auto shutdown, here are four ways methods below as follows.

Method 1: Stop Auto ShutDown using CMD

  1. First of all, click the start menu button and search “CMD,” then open the Command Prompt from the search result.
  2. In the Command Prompt, type the following command, then hit the enter button.
Command: shutdown -a
4 Easy Ways to Stop & Cancel Auto Shutdown in Windows 10
  1. You will get a confirmation message that “Your Logoff is cancelled.”
  2. Now, the auto-shutdown has been cancelled successfully.

Method 2: Using PowerShell

  1. First of all, click the start button and search “PowerShell,” then right-click the PowerShell in the search result and select run as administrator.
  2. In the PowerShell window, type the following command, then hit the enter button.
Command: shutdown.exe /a
4 Easy Ways to Stop & Cancel Auto Shutdown in Windows 10
  1. Windows will notify you that “Your Logoff is cancelled.”
  2. Now, the auto-shutdown has been successfully cancelled.

Related article: How to Enable Windows 10 Auto Login

Method 3: Using RUN Box

  1. First of all, press the Windows+R shortcut key to open the RUN box.
  2. In the RUN box, type the following shutdown.exe /a and then hit enter or OK.
Cancel Auto Shutdown in Windows 10

Now, You get a confirmation message that “Logoff is cancelled.”

Related article: How to Create Windows 10 Shutdown Shortcut

Method 4: Using Notepad

This is an exciting way to cancel the auto-shutdown timer. Here we will write a line script in notepad and then create a shortcut with a file extension .bat. Here’s how to do this.

  1. First of all, open the notepad.
  2. On the notepad write the following script text – shutdown.exe -a 
stop auto shutdown in Windows 10
  1. Now, click the file menu and select Save File, (You can use Ctrl+s shortcut key as well).
  2. Enter the file name as AutoShutDownOff.bat and select Save as TypeAll Files, and then save the file.

File Name – AutoShutDownOff.bat
Save as Type – All Files

How to Cancel Auto Shutdown in Windows 10

Run the AutoShutDownOff.bat shortcut to cancel Auto shutdown in Windows 10.

You will get a Confirmation message like shown in the screenshot.

how to cancel auto shutdown timer

I hope these four easy methods are helpful to you. Through method 4, you can create two shortcuts, first to start the auto-shutdown timer, and second to cancel the auto-shutdown timer. As a result, you can start and stop the auto-shutdown timer in Windows 10 at any time.

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