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Windows 7: Customize Windows 7 shutdown time

05 Mar 2011   #1
kumar981

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Customize Windows 7 shutdown time

Hi,

is there any registry hack that can allow me to shutdown windows after "x" mins whenever I click shutdown (or press shutdown button) my system?


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05 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kumar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can create a Shut Down shortcut using the tutorial below to have it shut down after how many minutes you specify.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Mar 2011   #3
kumar981

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Kumar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can create a Shut Down shortcut using the tutorial below to have it shut down after how many minutes you specify.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn,

Thanks. However, I am looking for something to change the default shutdown settings. Maybe a hack in the registry, so that whenever I shut down, the system by default will shutdown after x mins.
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05 Mar 2011   #4
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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05 Mar 2011   #5
kumar981

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. However, I am searching for something that can modify the behavior of the shutdown command itself. I know "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" is used to change the shutdown time for closing the applications. However, when the applications close, the systems shuts down immediately. I need something to delay the shutdown itself when I click on shutdown (or press the shutdown button on the system).
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05 Mar 2011   #6
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

So from what I understand, when you hit the shutdown button the system should kill all the processes but delay the effective shutdown of the system?
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05 Mar 2011   #7
kumar981

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes... exactly.... so far I could only find the "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" in the registry.... I am searching for a value in the registry that will kill the processes and shutdown the system after the specified time....
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05 Mar 2011   #8
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have no idea how to do that, but at least I'm glad I made the problem clear. A person with advanced knowledge on the inner works of the OS should address this problem.
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05 Mar 2011   #9
kumar981

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. I have been researching but so far haven't found any registry value that change the shutdown behavior.
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05 Mar 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kumar981 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Kumar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can create a Shut Down shortcut using the tutorial below to have it shut down after how many minutes you specify.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Shawn,

Thanks. However, I am looking for something to change the default shutdown settings. Maybe a hack in the registry, so that whenever I shut down, the system by default will shutdown after x mins.
Well, it will not change the default shut down time if you use the default Windows 7 shut down options. However, using the shortcut above will allow you to have Windows 7 shutdown after X amount of minutes like you wanted though.
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