Windows takes some time to stop or kill a service once you give the shutdown command.But, in most cases it does not harm to reduce this delay and boost your shutdown time.
- Go to Start > Run and Type Regedit.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control in the left pane.
- In the right pane, right click on the key called 'WaitToKillServiceTimeout' and click on Modify
- Change the Value data from 12000 (12 Seconds) to 5000 (5 seconds). To be on the safer side, do not reduce it below 5 seconds because some programs need a couple of seconds to close properly and killing before that will result in data losses.
This would cut down your shutdown process time with almost 7 Seconds. Have a Faster Shutdown But still, make sure that you dont set the time under 5000 Milli Seconds or 5 Seconds 🙂