Many times I had to leave my computer turned on to perform several tasks while I was out or asleep. Once the processes were finished, my PC went on Stand By mode, causing unnecessary electrical usage. An application that allows you to program you computer to shut down at a certain time is Delayed Shutdown.
Unlike other programs of its kind, Delayed Shutdown application offers you just a few simple options, without making the shut down scheduling harder or longer to configure than it should be. You can easily set the shut down time by using the slide-bar and the program will get its job done at the indicated hour.
Now on, whenever you wish to watch a movie and schedule a shut down after two hours, Delayed Shutdown will work in the background and turn off your computer at the specified time.
Advanced users might consider the lack of configurations a significant drawback, especially if they want to schedule a restart or a log off. More professional applications provide these features, at the same price.