Thursday, March 18, 2010


Make Windows To Shutdown Faster

This method is tested and worked with Windows XP but never tried with windows vista or windows 7. If anyone can do it, please write a comment in this post.

When a user shut down his windows XP the operating system waits till all the services is killed ,some time the service does not shut down and windows gives a chance to shut down before killing.

The amount of time the windows waits to kill the service is stores in registry ,my modifying this setting the time time taken for windows to wait the service to shut down will reduce and kills instantly.
  • Go To Registry Editor. [Click Start - Run - And Type REGEDIT]

  • Navigate To HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
  • Click on the “Control” Folder.
  • Select “WaitToKillServiceTimeout”
  • Right click on it and select Modify.
  • Set it a value lower than 2000.


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