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Windows 7: Shut Down -Speed Up

20 Jul 2009   #30
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Apparently you don't too much running there?! dinesh

Once you load a good number of programs onto the system you'll always one or two waiting to close when going to shutdown or restart. The 1000 mark looked like a good one there for allowing for that.

Next someone will have it down to "0000"!


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20 Jul 2009   #31
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Apparently, I have noticed a good change in my reboot time.
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20 Jul 2009   #32
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well as long as it doesn't end up causing crashes "nothing chanced nothing gained" correct?
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20 Jul 2009   #33
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

yep.
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09 Oct 2009   #34
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

One update I could mention here is that when going to lower the shutdown time too far when having a good number of processes active in Windows is seeing the "still waiting for one program or process to close" screen simply from lowering the time down too low.

Since a 200 count proved to be far too low that was raised upto 600 to see how things go from there. That should avoid seeing one program hanging on exit. Note this is only for the advanced user to try lowering things that low to begin with.
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28 Oct 2009   #35
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

so...why the default waitokill duration is longer when we can set it shorter?
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28 Oct 2009   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepoint View Post
so...why the default waitokill duration is longer when we can set it shorter?
Hello Gamepoint, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's just a average default time that Microsoft had set to be on the safe side since everyone may vary on what time may work best for them. That's all.
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28 Oct 2009   #37
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

When lowering the time below 500 here I ended up seeing one program holding up the shutdown on the 7 RC. I raised it back up from 300 to 700 to prevent anything else from seeing the same. The retail 7 now on will be the real test for this now however!

I just lowered the retail 7 down to 500 since I won't be seeing as much there as presently seen on the remaining RC install. Should know rather fast how that goes!
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30 Oct 2009   #38
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Now I can actually reach for the monitor portion of my laptop to close it immediately after I click shutdown!

Many thanks!
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03 Nov 2009   #39
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

So far the retail 7's shutdown time set at 500 down from the default 12,000 has been working well. Apparently that nic card item was a one time only seen.

With the RC still on and set to 500 as well with much more running on it that seems to leave a small safety margin while definitely making the difference. Again thanks to Brink for pointing this out!
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