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Windows 7: Shut Down -Speed Up


27 Nov 2008   #59
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Shut Down -Speed Up

How to Set WaitToKillServiceTimeout to Speed Up Shut Down Time in Windows


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03 Dec 2011   #60
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Demonicon,

You most likely have some app that is running in background not wanting to shut down properly. This tutorial will not affect that. You could check in Task Manager (CTRL+Shift+ESC) to see what "Applications" or "Proccess" for a app are listed before shutting down to help narrow down which one may be the cause.

What do you have the wait time set as?

If you like, you could give the tutorial below to use a force shut down shortcut to see if that may help shut down your computer faster until you find the app causing the delay.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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13 Mar 2012   #61
x BlueRobot

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Thanks, I've been looking for ways to maximise my performance on my laptop without purchasing new hardware or software. (:
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13 Mar 2012   #62
firetrix

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi
I had some problems with shutting down. It takes to long-more than 2min to shutdown. I tried the methods you described above. It really worked but not so great. Then two weeks ago I installed windows 8 consumer preview. Its really takes 10-15 sec to start and shutdown. Is it possible in 7 too.
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13 Mar 2012   #63
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Firetrix,

It sounds like you may have something that is hanging at shut down. Do you have everything closed before shutting down?
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13 Mar 2012   #64
firetrix

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi brink
yes I had some background processes slow down me. But now I got fixed. What I am trying to ask here is now I have win 8 with shut down time less than 10sec. Is it possible to get that kind of speed in win 7.

And thank you for your post.
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13 Mar 2012   #65
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, that really depends on how fast your system hardware is, and if you have anything else running that may slow it down. What's your current shut down time? Hopefully not the 2 mins.

You might give the instant shut down shortcut in the tutorial below a try to see if that may help any.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create
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14 Mar 2012   #66
firetrix

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

now I am using windows 8 consumer preview. And the shut down time is 10 sec.
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14 Mar 2012   #67
x BlueRobot

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Windows 8 is not fully complete, therefore will have less files than the Windows 7 operating system, maybe that's why Windows 8 seems to shutdown faster.
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20 Jun 2012   #68
andreasandrews

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Excellent, I'm working my way down the optimise (sorry about the UK spelling there) list found here:

Optimize Windows 7

and this is a great addition, although I did wonder for a second if I might find a problem, but for now I'm going for maximum efficiency. My philosophy is that if you shut-down too quickly or by mistake, then you learn from it!

Now I'm wondering how you are measuring the re-boot times? Ok... update* I actually went and found a .vbs script from here: Restart Time


Going to carry on with the list soon though, but first let's re-boot and then see if my time improves further down the line.
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24 Dec 2012   #69
fireberd

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Change Shutdown Time

I have the "wait to kill" set to 5000, per instructions I found, but I still have about a 20 second shutdown time. Is there something else that needs to be set?

Fixed after running the registry utility to set it to two seconds. It shuts down (restart) in 4 seconds. That is acceptable.


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