Speed Up Windows Shutdown Time

Speed Up Windows Shutdown Time: Looking for a way to shut windows down faster? well your in the right place, I will show you a quick a easy way to speed up windows shut down time, you will be amazed how fast your windows computer will close. What we need to do is a simple registry tweak, before messing with the registry, its good practice to make a system restore point. Just in case you mess something up, with a restore point, you can roll the computer back to a time before the registry got messed up.

1. Hold the “Windows keynetwork-drivers   and “press R” on your keyboard. and type “regedit” in the Run Command Window. Then Press Enter Key


  • Click Yes to User Account Control


2. In the “Registry Editor” navagate to the following location on the left hand pane.

  •  “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control


3. In the Right Pain, look for “WaitToKillServiceTimeout”. default Value data is 12000.

  • 12000 = 12 seconds.


4. Double click “WaitToKillServiceTimeout” to Edit it and change the value to 2000 

  • 2000 = 2 seconds


5. Click OK to save data, Now close the Registry Editor.

  • Restart computer to test shutdown speed.
  • Its should now close a lot faster than before.
  • This tweak works on Windows XP | Windows Vista | Windows 7 | Windows 8 or 8.1 | Windows 10
  • Want to see more speed tweaks? let me know in comments section below.

That’s it, if you find this tweak helpful, please share with your friends and family.

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  1. Ed February 19, 2015
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