Best tools to schedule Windows 10 restarts for 2019

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If you’re working on an important document that has a tight deadline, the last thing you want to see on your computer’s screen is a notification informing you that Windows Update is going to reboot your machine.

Let’s admit it, we’ve all encountered such situations. Most of the time we really couldn’t do anything to prevent Windows from restarting.

A solution to avoid such unpleasant events is to schedule Windows 10 to restart.

Select a date and time when you know you won’t be using your computer for very important tasks, and unexpected computer restarts will never catch you by surprise.

There are two methods to schedule Windows 10 restarts: using the native Settings menu or installing specialized third-party apps.

As a quick reminder, if you prefer to schedule restarts using the Settings menu, follow these steps:

1. Go to Settings > Update & security > Advanced options

2. From the drop-down menu, select the option Notify to schedule restart

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3. Go back to Windows Update > Select a restart time > schedule the restart.

If you want to use a dedicated third-party software to schedule Windows 10 restarts, check out the tools listed below.

 

Here are the best tools to schedule Windows 10 restarts for 2019

1

Wise Auto Shutdown

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This free tool allows you to schedule the PC to shut down, restart, power off, log off, sleep or hibernate on a regular basis or only once, at a specific time.

Thanks to Wise Auto Shutdown, power management becomes easier and less time consuming.

Also, you can enable reminders so you will be notified 5 minutes before the tool executes the task.

In this manner, if you still need to use your computer, you can delay the task by 10 minutes or up to 4 hours.

The user interface is very simple, as the tool is divided into two panels. On the left panel, you can select which task you want to perform, and on the right panel, you can specify when you want the task to be executed.

Also, Wise Auto Shutdown has a silent running mode. Therefore, when a task starts, the program will minimize in the system tray to run without disturbing the user.

Wise Auto Shutdown requires only 1.6 MB to install and you can download it for free from WiseCleaner.

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2

Shutter

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This tool is a complex scheduling utility that supports many different events and actions.

Apart from restarting your computer, Shutter also allows you to shutdown, log off, lock, sleep, hibernate, and turn off your computer.

This utility also comes with a user manual that offers full, step-by-step guides for all the events and actions supported by this tool.

In order to schedule your computer to restart, you first need to add the restart action to the list.

Select the Reboot option from the left-hand panel, then click on Add and schedule the date and time of the restart.

You can download Shutter for free from Den4b. A wizard will guide you through the installation process.

3

Chameleon Shutdown

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This tool allows you to switch off, restart, hibernate the computer and perform other operations.

You can perform these actions immediately or schedule them, and you can add as many actions as possible without limitation.

Chameleon Shutdown‘s interface is very easy to use.

To schedule Windows 10 to restart, click on the Restart tab and select “With Parameters”. Then set the specific restart time and click on Start.

You can download Chameleon Shutdown for free from Chameleon-Managers.

Have you already tried out one of these three tools to schedule Windows 10 restarts? Tell us more about your experience in the comment section below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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