Windows 7 happens to be a huge leap of an optimized operating system ever since the dreaded resource hungry Windows Vista became everyone’s nightmare in chewing up critical resources such as memory and CPU processing power. Due to its compatibility with previous and future programs, and its ability not to comprise performance, windows 7 has indeed become in to one of the most popular operating systems out there.
However, there are several other ways that you can enable your operating system to speed up. You want to decrease the shut down time on windows 7? Then this guide has been specifically constructed for your benefit. All that is required from you is to perform a trick in the registry section of windows, and you will be off to the races.
DISCLAIMER: Please be extremely cautious as even the most minor incorrect alterations in the registry can have dire consequences for your system. After reading this guide, if you are still unaware of what you are getting yourself in to, then stay away from this guide. You could also make a backup of your registry files before you proceed with the changes.
How To Decrease The Shutdown Time On Windows 7
It is now time to move on to the registry section. You can access the registry by clicking on the windows start button on the bottom left corner of you screen and type ‘run’ in the search bar where you will get an option looking like this:
Click on the option ‘run’ and you will be directed to another search box where you will have to type ‘regedit’. This is shown below:
After clicking on OK, you will be directed to the core objective; making changes to the registry. Once again, we shall reiterate that if you are still confused over what you are supposed to do, then leave this section immediately. If not, then follow the sequence given below followed by an image to further augment the ease of instructions:
“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control”
After you have reached the ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’ option, double click on it and change the value to ‘2000’. Once again, for your benefit, this has been outlined in the illustration below:
Click on OK and restart your system to make the changes valid. That’s it, now your operating system waits only for 2 seconds when any service fails to respond to the shutdown request and hence displays the “force close” dialog box within 2 seconds. It is that simple. If you are bold enough to try this out, then please execute it and let us know if you gained any saved time from this operation.
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