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Shutdown XP Faster
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Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/24/2005
 
Shutdown XP Faster

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

Reboot

If still having a problem, make the next change:

2) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl
Right-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change it to 2000


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