Make Windows 7 Shut Down Faster

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev

Hi! You are watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial on how to make Windows 7 shut down faster. If we ever feel that our computer shuts down very slowly, then there is a solution.

Steps

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    We need to press and hold the "Start Menu" button on the keyboard and then press "R". A new window will open.
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    Now, we can let go of the buttons.
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    In the "Run" window, we have to input "regedit".
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    Press "Enter". Registry Editor will open.
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    In Registry Editor, we are looking for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE". The list might be dropped down.
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    We can drop down the list by clicking the drop-down button.
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    In "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE", we are looking for "SYSTEM".
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    Drop "SYSTEM" down.
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    Then, drop "CurrentControlSet" down.
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    Click on "Control". Don't drop the list.
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    On the right side of the list, there is "WaitToKillServiceTimeout".
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    It is currently set to 12000. We need to change this.
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    To change the value, double-click "WaitToKillServiceTimeout". Now, we should change the value data. This is currently set to 12000 milliseconds. For the sake of stability of our computer, we don't put just plain 0. We just experiment on the numbers.
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    For example, let's set it to 1000.
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    We click "OK".
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    For the sake of the tutorial, the computer will not be shut down, but if we do, we will notice that the shutdown will take effect immediately.
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    We can now close the window. This concludes our tutorial on how to make Windows 7 shut down faster. Thank you for watching VisiHow! If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Lukward Thomason

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