Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol
So I guess you didn't change the settings I did? if you didn't it would be interesting to see what those settings are in your regedit - usually 20000 in my installs.
I usually shorten the menu show time too as point 14 in Optimize Windows 7
They're all at 12000 which I guess is the default in Windows 7. I didn't set it to this, but I just learned something about this part of the registry: this is referring to services that take too long. If a service gets stuck, then this waits 12 seconds before it kills it so that the end-user doesn't have to sit there waiting forever. Normally, Windows 7 should be able to get everything to close long before then.
In Windows XP, I had to set this to a much smaller number because I had a service that had a problem but I needed it in each Windows session. Fortunately, it never became corrupted by having Windows kill it before it was actually ready to close, so I left it that way and enjoyed an extremely short shut down time. In Windows 7, my software environment is different and so I don't have that problem service anymore which means I didn't have to tweak this part of the Registry. Everything closes immediately when I choose Shut Down or Restart just as it's all supposed to.
If you set this back to 12000, then do you have to wait 12 seconds for Windows 7 to shut down when you choose either Shut Down or Restart? If so, then you may have one or more problem services like I did. I don't remember how I discovered which service it was though. Edit:
I looked at that guide of tweaks just now, and I noticed that it mentioning using No GUI Boot. This one is a joke in my opinion because it doesn't make even 1 millisecond of difference for me. Using No GUI Boot means that your installation of Windows is now in Diagnostic Mode. Isn't that neat?