Best tools to schedule Windows 10 restarts

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read

Home » Best tools to schedule Windows 10 restarts

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 and 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

schedule-windows-10-restart

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


Wise Auto Shutdown

wise-auto-shutdown-schedule-windows-10-restart

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.

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


Shutter

shutter-schedule-windows-10-restart
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.


Chameleon Shutdown

chameleon-shutdown-schedule-windows-10-restart

 

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.

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

Discussions

Next up

Get these USB Christmas light charger cables to brighten up your desk

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
Less than a 1 minute read

If you’re still on the hunt for a nice Christmas gift that won’t break the bank, why don’t you get a USB Christmas light charger […]

Continue Reading

Get Windows 10 KB4471329 and KB4471324 to fix black screen issues

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

In another of our regular update articles, we are going to look at Patch Tuesday updates KB4471329 and KB4471324. Microsoft released these two updates in tandem […]

Continue Reading

KB4471332 triggers user profile errors on some computers

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

The December Patch Tuesday edition hasn’t brought any major improvements to Windows 10 v1809. We all hoped these patches would finally fix all the annoying […]

Continue Reading