Windows Tips and Tricks – Faster System Shutdown

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.

Here's How

  • 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 🙂

One Response to “Windows Tips and Tricks – Faster System Shutdown”

  1. Thanks for taking the time on this, I was searching everywhere for something similar, though this has proven to be just as helpful.

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