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How i Improved My Windows Xp Shutdown Speed

Posted on the 20 September 2012 by Babanature @proudlyonenaija

Windows xp takes time to shut down (true fact) and really, it is good to improve this speed. It is quite remarkable in what you can use the windows registry for.

This trick reduces the time windows XP waits before it automatically closing any running programs when you give it the command to shutdown.

THE SIMPLE STEPS

Click on “Start” icon then go to “Run” and type “Regedit” in the provided box and tap enter or click ok.

HOW I IMPROVED MY WINDOWS XP SHUTDOWN SPEED

It will take you to your registry panel, here locate the: “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\” and select ‘WaitToKillAppTimeout’

Right click and select “Modify” Change the value to ’1000′ Click ‘OK’

Now select “HungAppTimeout” Right click and select “Modify” Change the value to ’1000′ Click ‘OK’

Now find “HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT \Control Panel\Desktop” Select “WaitToKillAppTimeout” Right click and select “Modify”’ Change the value to ’1000′ Click ‘OK’

Now find “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \System\CurrentControlSet\Control \” Select “WaitToKillServiceTimeout” Right click and select “Modify” Change the value to ’1000′ Click ‘OK’

Restart your pc and watch the effect take place anytime you turn off your pc.

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