Super Fast Shutdown - Vista

Discussion in 'Performance & Tweaks' started by Jason, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Jason


    Sep 26, 2005
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    Here's a neat one I fell over somewhere on the web:

    Open Regedit (WINDOWS KEY + R on your keyboard, or by clicking Start and typing on the search bar "regedit" without quotes. Hit Enter

    Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l] On the right panel look for the "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" string and change it value to 1000 by right clicking the string and selecting Modify...

    Default Value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=20000

    Modified value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=5000

    Modified value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=1000 (extreme, use it at your own risk)

    I found 3000 worked nicely but try the 5000 first. 3000 does sometimes leave some programs lagging which then need a further key click.
    Jason, Dec 10, 2007
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