program, I spent weeks looking for it with Google.
Found it on PCMag.
Many programs do a Shut Down, but yours is the only usable one
that does a Wake Up." Brian
L. - USA
bought Shut Down Expert today and it is great!". Ian M. - UK
IT!!! Whatever you did - it worked! Thanks! Will purchase it
tonight! This is one of the nicer programs I've seen - Great Job
- Hope you continue
to offer it and improve it! Gregg S. - USA
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Thank you." Pavel K. - Czeh Rep.
"It's a GREAT
program. I use it on several computers on
my home network, particularly on the file server. I use it to run
maintenance programs at night, to restart Windows, which keeps things
running very smoothly, and I use it to send the server into hibernation,
which also saves money." Mark O. - USA
start out by praising SDE. SDE has one of the most intuitively
easy to use and comprehend user interfaces I have encountered.
The "Help" section is very comprehensive, covering any and all
options and setups available and providing useful examples.
SDE has been a Godsend for myself as I have health/physical
handicaps. These consume inordinate amounts of my time and prevent
me from spending as much time performing tasks as I would like
to." Joseph H. - U.S.A.
Shut Down Expert 5.20
and power saving tool
take on more and more automated tasks, they seem to spend more
and more time fully powered on. In many cases personal computers
are left running all the day just to execute some tasks that
the computer may do during non-working hours.
Allowing a computer to go into standby or hibernation and then
waking it up as needed is a much smarter option. Certainly there
are tasks that require the computer to be always on, but for
other tasks there is often a better method, which helps you
to save power and reduce the level of noise.
mode is energy conserving, because your entire computer switches
to a low-power state. Devices, such as the monitor and hard
disks, turn off and your computer uses less power. It's easy
to return to work, because Standby leaves applications and files
open on your desktop Standby is not appropriate for long term
use and it has one important limitation: everything is in memory,
not yet saved to the hard drive.
mode writes an image of what you're currently working on to
a special file on your hard drive, and then shuts your computer
almost completely off. It takes a bit longer than Standby, since
it needs to write to your hard drive. Hibernate also takes a
bit longer to resume, since you must go through essentially
the normal boot process, although in Windows XP your computer
wakes faster from Hibernate than in previous versions of Windows.
The advantage is that you can leave your laptop in Hibernate
mode for days without any ill effect. When you start it back
up, you'll see everything exactly as you left it. Hibernate
is the perfect mode for shutting down for the night or even
On, but Monitor Off
Expert is designed to resolve these problems of your computer.
It supports more type of tasks.
the computer off.
the computer immediately and turns it on at the specified
the current user off.
all the input.
the display off.
the screen saver on.
the computer up from Hibernation, Standby, Monitor Off and
Screen Saver modes.
a computer up from LAN or through the Internet.
(runs) an application.
(stops) an application.
a hard drive partition.
the Recycle Bin.
the specified CD-ROM device.
the specified CD-ROM device.
the screen to bitmap.
a message over the network.
keystrokes for applications.
Turn On and Wake Up tasks:
can wake up from standby and cannot from hibernation, some of
them can do both or neither. It all depends on BIOS and APM/ACPI
capabilities, your motherboard, and your ATX power supply version.
Windows 2008/7/8/10/11: To enable wake up - > go to Control
Panel/All Control Panel Items/Power Options/Edit Plan Settings
-> Click on "Change Advance Power Setting", expand
Sleep in the tree to enable "Allow Wake Timers" both
"On battery" and "Plugged in".
tasks work also when the user is not logged in, because it uses
a background service, which processes the tasks when no user
is logged in. (only on Windows 2000/XP/Server2003/Vista/Server2008/7/8/Server2012/10/11)
also schedule remote tasks on remote PCs if your IP address
is set as a server on the remote PC.
the execution time settings you can choose between more options:
- you can
specify exactly the date and time of the task's execution (At...)
- you can specify an interval of time relative to a specified
date and time (From...In...)
- you can specify an interval of time relative to the current
- you can specify a task that will be executed immediately in
that moment (Now)
- you can specify a time (minute and second) when a task will
be executed hourly (Hourly)
- you can specify a time when a task will be executed daily,
choosing the preferred days (Daily)
- you can specify a time when a task will be executed in the
preferred workdays (Workdays)
- you can specify a time when a task will be executed in the
preferred week-end days (Week-end Days)
- you can specify a time and day when a task will be executed
- you can specify a time and days when a task will be executed
- you can specify a time and date when a task will be executed
will be available after a power failure or a restart of the
specify more tasks in the same time and they will be executed
in the order of the time specification.
The application will monitor the usage of the CPU and the lifetime
of the battery and will show them in charts. This is a very
useful feature for portable computers.
define keyboard tasks for your applications. If you want to
emulate the pressing of some key or key combinations for an
application then this tool is very good for you.
define your custom tasks, for this you need to specify a task
name, a DLL file name/path and a method name, which contains
the task-logic. In this way you can write your own task handlers
inside a DLL and register them in Shut Down Expert. You can
find an example of custom task handler in the Shut Down Expert
Expert supports DCD infrared remote control receivers through
In this way you can control your computer through any remote
The application contains a Hot Key Manager module to manage system
- wide hot keys. In this way you can define global hot keys for
The application contains
a smart Startup Manager module to manage the applications that
start with the operating system.
contains a Wake-up Manager module to manage the applications
that will start after the system is waked up (resumed).
contains an Application Manager module to manage the applications
that are running in the memory.
contains an Idle Time Manager module for managing your idle
time and to save power. Here you can set your computer to turns
itself off or hibernates after some minutes of user inactivity.
(Available only for Windows 2000 or later).
you can set your Windows to automatically log on to your account
without every time asking for authentication (not available
for Windows Vista and later).
The software provides
multi - language support. You can integrate your own language file,
creating a text file with "lng" extension which will be
automatically detected by the program after you copied it in the
Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/Server2003/Vista/Server2008/7/8/Server2012/10/11 License:
version limitations: Expires after 30 days. Installation:
1. Close Shut Down Expert if it is running: from the tray bar
- right click/Exit - or from the main menu - File/Exit - (only
if you have an earlier version installed, otherwise skip this
2. Uninstall the current version and restart the computer -
Control Panel/Add-Remove programs (only if you have an earlier
version installed, otherwise skip this step)
3. Reinstall the new version running the setup file.
4. Register it (menu: Help/Register), if necessary.
SDECmd: SdeCmd is a command line interpreter for Shut Down
Expert. You can use this utility to schedule Shut Down Expert
tasks simply from command prompt or from a batch file. SdeCmd
will work only with a fully installed Shut Down Expert.
applications you can schedule remote tasks from your Pocket
PC/Smart Phone on a desktop or laptop pc with Shut Down Expert
installed, through a bluetooth / IrDA connection. Now you can
transform your Pocket PC in a powerful remote control.
Down Expert SDK: SDEController
is a free Delphi / C++Builder component, designed for software
developers, to integrate Shut Down Expert in their applications.
Use SDEController component to easily schedule Shut Down Expert
tasks from your application.
SDEController Delphi / C++Builder component was created as an
independent part of Shut Down Expert SDK, whose purpose is to
help integrating Shut Down Expert in other applications.
- Windows 11 support
- AC power failure notification
- Windows 10 support
- Windows 8 support
- new yearly time setting feature
- new monthly time setting features
- improved remote intercommunication
- now you can change the default Shut Down Expert intercommunication
port (not recommended, but sometimes useful)
- now you can define your week-end days
- tasks which are executed only in week-en are marked with red
in the Schedule list
- better Vista UAC compatibility
- wake up on Vista - fixed
- now you can select the preferred days for daily tasks
- Windows Vista support - please note that for some features,
like "Autologon" or "Disable Task Manager"
you have to run it as administrator (elevated). Do not set Shut
Down Expert to run permanently as administrator, otherwise it
will be blocked at startup by Windows Defender.
- Wake-up Manager -
applications that will start after the system is waked up (resumed).
- now you can transform your Pocket PC/Smart Phone in a powerful
remote control, using Shut Down Expert - Mobile Client
- auto update notification
- new remote task communication protocol
- delay startup applications with a number of seconds
- send private messages to other Shut Down Expert users
- wake up remote computers through the Internet
- custom task support
- grouping possibilities for client computers, in this way you
can schedule remote tasks on more remote computers in the same
- new command line interpreter to schedule tasks from command
line or batch file
- support for Shut Down Expert SDK, to integrate Shut Down Expert
in user applications
- some bug fixings and improvements
can freely use this program within 30 days from the date of
installation. A necessary condition of the further usage of
Shut Down Expert is the registration of this product.
One license of Shut Down Expert is available for one computer.
You can check the volume discount prices in the table below:
- Sales tax/VAT is not included in the prices above and
it differs from country to country.
- All of our products are delivered via ESD (Electronic
Software Delivery) only. After purchase you will receive
a password protected download link for the full version
and a license key by e-mail.
- All orders are final, so please assure that you buy
what you need, checking the fully functional trial version
license key is delivered by e-mail.
Once you register Shut Down Expert all future upgrades will
In accordance with the extension of Shut Down Expert's functions
we shall increase the price of registration. Therefore register
it right now!
If you buy more
licenses, you can ask for a license file integrated in the installation
setup, to install the application easier on more computers.
by: Erik Verlynde
translation by: Eliza Simon & Daniel Simon
Polish translation by: Dariusz Godziebski (http://www.clevermade.pl)
Korean translation by: Taewon Yun
Italian translation by: Fabrizio Degni
Simplified Chinese translation by: Zhong Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Valencian translation by: Vicente Adam
Portuguese translation by: Éloi Mendes
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