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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Speed Up the Shut Down Time in Windows 7



Information:
This article will show you how to set the Wait to Kill time Windows 7 waits for programs to save data and close before shutting down.

This process is applicable to Windows Xp and Windows Vista as well





Warning:
You should always save and close all programs before shutting down the computer to help prevent any data loss.


Solutions:
Through Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.

2. In the search box, type regedit and press Enter. (See screenshot below)



3. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)

Code:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control



4. In the right pane, right click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)

5. Type in a number between 2000-20000 (2-20 seconds) and click on OK. (See screenshot below)

NOTE:
The default time is 12000. I use 2000 (2 seconds) and have not had any problems. Your experience may vary.



6. Close regedit.

NOTE:
If you have problems with programs from your computer shutting down to quickly, then repeat the above steps and increase the time (step 5) a bit.

This process is applicable to Windows Xp and Windows Vista as well

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