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Speed up shutdown

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nolan_vode, Dec 17, 2011.

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  1. nolan_vode

    nolan_vode Thread Starter

    Dec 17, 2011
    XP Pro SP 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2047 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS, 512 Mb
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5GC-MX

    My shutdown speed is a little slower than I would prefer.

    I've run across a tweak.

    Navigate to the following registry branch:


    On the right pane, double click on ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’ or right click on it and choose modify. Change the default value of WaitToKillServiceTimeout of 20000 to lesser value, such as 5000 or even 1000, depending on your preference.

    Please advise if this is effective or prudent

    thx :)
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