Speed up your Shutdown

For the ones who’re really bored of the time it takes to Shutdown, the following hack is for them.
When you shutdown your PC, Windows waits for sometime giving the running applications, time to exit by themselves before killing the process directly.The time it waits is the value of the WaitToKillServiceTimeout.
By default, it is set to 2000.As a test we’re gonna set it to 1000.
Follow the simple steps below:

  1. Open Regedit from the Run window [Windows Logo Key (Hereafter I will be denoting it as WLK)+R].
  2. Use the left pane to brose to :My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ then Click on ‘Control’.
  3. If you’re at the right place, you should see ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’ on the right pane. Double-click it and then change the Value Data to 1000. (For now, I’ve set mine to 800)
  4. THE END of slow shutdown, experience fast shutdown.

One Reply to “Speed up your Shutdown”

  1. I found this post when i was trawling through google trying to speed up my own darn computer. Didnt actually fix the issue that i was googling to fix, but good read none the less. Sometimes i think it would just be easier to buy a spanking new computer then keep the one i have

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