Power Scheduler: Freeware to Schedule Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate and Lock Operations in Windows

We are back with another exclusive app for our readers. Today in this topic we are going to share a free and portable software for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users. This freeware has been created by our reader "Cedric Poottaren" who also developed our recent exclusive app Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Offline Installer for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

The name of this new AskVG exclusive app is "Power Scheduler" and as the name suggests, this app helps you in scheduling power operations such as shutdown, restart, etc in Windows OS.

Many times you want to shutdown, restart or lock Windows at a certain time but Windows doesn't provide any built-in and easy to find option to schedule power operations. Although you can use the built-in Task Scheduler program for this task but its not very easy to use or user friendly.

"Power Scheduler" is a free software for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users which allows you to schedule shutdown, restart, hibernate and lock operations at any desired time.


It comes with a very simple and easy to understand interface. You just need to select desired power operation from the "Select Shutdown Mode" drop-down box and then set the desired time using "Action Time" section and at last click on "Set Timer" button. As soon as you click on "Set Timer" button, it'll ask you to set a password for scheduled task so that no one else can cancel your task.


As soon as the action time comes, the program automatically performs the scheduled power operation.

You can cancel the scheduled task at any time by clicking on "Cancel" button. It'll ask for the password which you set at the time of task creation, enter the correct password and it'll cancel the task.

Its a nice little utility which might come handy in future so it would be a good addition to your portable apps collection. You can also carry it on your USB drive as its portable and doesn't need installation.

It comes in 2 versions: one for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 and the other for Windows 8 and 8.1. Interested people can download it using following link:

Download Power Scheduler for Windows

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  • i like the simplicity of this tool. easy to understand.
    very good!

  • Excellent utility. Thanks VG and Cedric.

  • I like the clean interface of this tool. Might come handy in future. Thanks. :)

  • the password is required or optional?

  • VG

    ^^ The password is required so that non one else cancels your scheduled task. You can set any desired password each time.

  • good tool, but.... when i pin the app to start menu, the name gets too big:"power scheduler powermanagement utility", taking a lot of space from the start menu.
    Anyway to edit that?? Thanks

  • VG

    ^^ Not happening here but you can right-click on the entry and select Rename option to change its name.

  • I m using start8, that s i didnt found that option at first, just right click, select properties and in general tab rename the shortcut.Easy as that, :) thanks VG

  • thx!!! my hibernation on 7 has never worked. I trust power s. will do the job

  • Downloaded the application but whenever I try to install it shows 'The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135)...) My machine runs Win XP sp2.
    Plz Help

  • VG

    ^^ Make sure you are using XP version of the app. Also try to install .NET Framework.

  • Error
    My time is 23:43, Program Shutdown 0:40

    Invalid time setting
    Invalid time setting! Scheduled time must be greater than Current time.

    Test on Win 8.1 & win10

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