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How to schedule Windows processes/applications to stop/shutdown via PowerShell

How to schedule Windows processes/applications to stop/shutdown via PowerShell

I wanted to schedule turning off/shutting down Windows processes/applications because as time passes during my day at my computer, I open more and more applications and they get crowded in my workspace. This is why, I decided to create a PowerShell script that I would execute as soon as I’ve opened my computer. A form of a scheduler that stops applications while I’m working at my computer.

And the script is a pretty easy one. Basically, the script consists of 2 commands: one command that tells the script to “wait” X seconds and a 2nd command that will actually stop/shutdown the Windows process/application that you need.


How to stop a Windows process/application via PowerShell

How to stop a Windows application using PowerShell

There comes a time when you’ll need to know how to stop a Windows application (your browser, your chat application, etc.) via the Windows PowerShell. It’s useful when you’re planning on creating scripts to automate tasks. Here we go.