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How To Speed Up Windows Shutdown

How To Speed Up Windows Shutdown

If your Windows PC is shutting down slowly, there are some tips and tricks you can do to reduce the amount of time it takes for your computer to shut down. This film shows you what you can do.

Step 1: Realise that it's a bit DANGEROUS

You're going to be using RegEdit, which is the computer equivalent of messing around with someone's brain. It'll probably be fine, but it could break your PC so be warned. Get an expert if you're nervous.

Step 2: Prepare for surgery

Windows typically gives crashed or ‘hung' programs an opportunity to end properly before saying “stuff you then, I'm shutting down. Whatever”. We're going to change the amount of patience the PC has with these programs, so there's less time wasted waiting for them to exit properly.

Step 3: Operate!

You need to navigate to:
HKEY_Current_User-> Control Panel - > Desktop. Double click HungAppTimeout, and change the value to 1000
Also find WaitToKillAppTimeout and change to 1000

Head to HKEY_Users->Default-> Desktop -> Double click HungAppTimeout and change the number to 1000
Likewise, find WaitToKillAppTimeout -> Change to 1000

In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,navigate to System-> CurrentControlSet -> Control-> Double Click WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change the number to 200.

Navigate to ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop'
Bring up AutoEndTasks, and change the value to ‘1'
Windows will now close hung applications without user input during the shutdown process.