How To Speed Up Windows 7 Shutdown Time

Posted by Stefan on December 23rd, 2010 in Software | No Comments

While there are a number of reasons Windows boot up can take time, many people are frustrated with the increased shutdown time that it looks like it takes forever to shut down the Windows. At the end of the office our you want to shut down the computer before trying to catch your commuter train to go home and you are stuck at the Windows shut down which keeps teasing you.

But you are not alone. There are millions of users who are facing the same issue trying to find a solution. Fortunately, we have “Force shutdown” solution that comes to your rescue which will speedly shut your Windows 7 in a relatively smaller time. The Force Shutdown is a pop-up option that comes up when you shut down your computer or notebook having Windows 7.

There is another option and this method speeds up the shut down process by use of the registry. To do this you will have to login as Administrator. Once logged in as Administrator, follow the following steps.

Step 1. Goto Start or run and then Type regedit.exe in the start-menu at the bottom left and press Enter.

Step 2. It will launch the Registry Editor. On the top left side of the Registry Editor, there is a navigation menu. Navitate to the following

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ System \ CurrentControlSet \ Control

Step 3. In the side right to the navigation menu, double-click on “WaitToKillServiceTimeout” and change its value to a lower value from its default value. The default value is something like 12000 which corresponds to 12 second of time ( The time is in milliseconds).A value of 4000 corresponding to 4 second of wait time could be a good number. After doing this click ok.

Step 4. Now Close Registry Editor. Now Restart Windows.

Once the Windows comes up, shut it down and notice that the Windows shutdown time is lesser this time.

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