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Shutdown XP Faster
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Shutdown XP Faster

1) Start - Run - Regedit
Navigate to the following Registry key:
HKEY CURRENT USERControl PanelDesktop
Double click on the AutoEndTasks entry and replace the 0 with a 1 in the Value data text box

For the next two, if the dword value indicated does not exist, create it:

Double click on the WaitToKillAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 2000

Double click on the HungAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 1000


If still having a problem, make the next change:

Right-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change it to 2000

NOTE: The lowest value Windows will recognize is 1000 (1 second)

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Did not fix the issue
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Absolutely NO difference on shutdown.
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
    works but take care that there are no open docs that need to be saved
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
    NOT RECOMMENDED. If you are having a problem with shutdown times it is best to investigate the cause, not apply registry changes you do not understand. There are serious implications to these changes that are not described. Larry Miller, Microsoft MCSA
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
    its ok...
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