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Speed Up Windows Vista Shutdown

Here is a great tweak that I used to use on XP but completely forgot about when I upgraded to Vista, it reduces the shutdown speed using "WaitToKillServiceTimeout".

This setting in the registry allows you to specify a length of time that the service control manager must wait for services to complete the shut-down request before shutting down.

So if a value of 20,000 is set then your PC waits 20 seconds for your services to finish before shutting down. This is great to speed up shutdown just don’t go to crazy and try to make it too fast first go - and remember to backup your registry.


You may want to try and reduce the value of "WaitToKillServiceTimeout", but just do it by a 1000 at a time.


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