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Windows 7: Tweaking Shutdown for Quick

04 Jul 2010   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Tweaking Shutdown for Quick

My 32-bit Professional installation is awfully gimpy about shutting down.
what hangs it up?
how do I pick up some esprit there?

by contrast, my x64 Ultimate rig is like "Bam!" and its off.


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04 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to Start menu >
Run > and type
regedit and click OK.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \Session
) In right side right click on “ClearPageFileAtShutdown”, select Modify and make value of “1”, and Exit from Computer THEN BOOT.


BACK UP REGISTRY FIRST, THIS IS IMPORTANT
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04 Jul 2010   #3
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to Start menu >
Run > and type
regedit and click OK.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \Session
) In right side right click on “ClearPageFileAtShutdown”, select Modify and make value of “1”, and Exit from Computer THEN BOOT.


BACK UP REGISTRY FIRST, THIS IS IMPORTANT
Why don't we find out what is really causing it before we advise people to muck around in the registry? The registry should always be a last ditch effort if your OS refuses to work properly, not the first.
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05 Jul 2010   #4
sobber

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Fast Shutdown

JonM33 is right, don't resort to tweaking the registry in the early sign of PC problems.

I will suggest way to shutdown PC faster. Before shutting down make sure you saved all your works first because this will be really quick shut down without registry tweaking.

Here is the way (this is applicable also to XP & Vista):

1. Open Task Manager (ctrl + alt + del)
2. Click the SHUTDOWN tab
3. Hold CTRL on the keyboard & click TURN OFF

That's it!
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05 Jul 2010   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Shutdown delays are logged in Performance>Diagnostics log at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools\Advanced Tools.

Google repeat errors from this log and the Event Viewer>Admin view to learn more about how others have resolved them.
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05 Jul 2010   #6
mmarcu

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sobber View Post
JonM33 is right, don't resort to tweaking the registry in the early sign of PC problems.

I will suggest way to shutdown PC faster. Before shutting down make sure you saved all your works first because this will be really quick shut down without registry tweaking.

Here is the way (this is applicable also to XP & Vista):

1. Open Task Manager (ctrl + alt + del)
2. Click the SHUTDOWN tab
3. Hold CTRL on the keyboard & click TURN OFF

That's it!
On W7 You do not have the SHUTDOWN tab on Task Manager !!! Only a LoGOff under USER .
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05 Jul 2010   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

There is a shut down option under on the bottom right of the screen (the red button)

It's an emergency shut down - not technically part of task manager
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05 Jul 2010   #8
mmarcu

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
There is a shut down option under on the bottom right of the screen (the red button)

It's an emergency shut down - not technically part of task manager
We are talking about Task Manager on W7 x64 there`s No ShutDown tab as it was on XP Task Manager . Your " red button " might be an added external program is NOT a function of the Task Manager please right click on it for properties to see what it is .
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05 Jul 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
There is a shut down option under on the bottom right of the screen (the red button)

It's an emergency shut down - not technically part of task manager
That's on the Cntrl>Alt>Delete Menu, where you can select Task Manager.

Many access Task Manager by rightclicking taskbar.
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05 Jul 2010   #10
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

interesting. ok, i get the idea. make sure nothing is running: foreground/background

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sobber View Post
JonM33 is right, don't resort to tweaking the registry in the early sign of PC problems.

I will suggest way to shutdown PC faster. Before shutting down make sure you saved all your works first because this will be really quick shut down without registry tweaking.

Here is the way (this is applicable also to XP & Vista):

1. Open Task Manager (ctrl + alt + del)
2. Click the SHUTDOWN tab
3. Hold CTRL on the keyboard & click TURN OFF

That's it!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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