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Thread: How Do You Make Windows Xp Shut Down Faster?

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    I know you can change something in the regedit which makes XP shut down faster but I dont know where, can any one help please??

    Thanx

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    Shutdown XP Faster
    When a user shuts down Windows XP, first the system has to kill all services
    currently running. Every once in a while the service does not shut down
    instantly and windows gives it a change to shut down on its own before it kills it.
    This amount of time that windows waits is stored in the system registry.
    If you modify this setting, then windows will kill the service earlier. To modify
    the setting, follow the directions below:

    Start 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 (Mine is set to 200).

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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop... Double click WaitToKillAppTimeout value. Delault is 20000. Change it to 2000.
    HungAppTimeout value should be changed to 2000 also.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control... Double click WaitToKillServiceTimeout value. Change to 2000.

    This thread should be in Softwareworld.

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    I have had it set at 200, and it still takes a long time to shut down. I don't want to know what the wait would feel like at 2000 or 20000, whatever it was defaulted at.

    I will go the extra mile like somebody suggests though.

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    Will this work for Windows 2000 also?

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    Pull the plug.

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    Originally posted by Spindulik@25 May 2003 - 20:35
    Pull the plug.
    He, he.

    Or hold the button down for 5sec

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Or hold the button down for 5sec
    4s on mine

    i had the same problem tried all the registry changes and they worked for a while

    after installing tweakxp and optimizing its now schweet

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    also check out some tweak sites for some othere usefull tweaks.

    edit: i cant pull the plug here. its a laptop so it'll just go onto bats. hehe.
    i think mines is 4 secs too,

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