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Windows 7: Shutdown is taking forever.

21 Oct 2010   #31
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Here is a way to manipulate the shutdown time. Maybe that helps: Make Windows Vista Shut Down Services Quicker - How-To Geek

isnt this like using msconfig and you can change the time out to the value of 3-5?

just asking not sure cause i changed the time out through msconfig


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21 Oct 2010   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The safest would be to do a clean install of Windows7 (if you have the installation disk). Then the installer will take care of the alignment. And do disconnect the other disks with Vista and XP so that you do not get a mess with the MBR. Switching is then done with the BIOS boot sequence.
But reinstalling an image will work too. Just make sure you do the alignment first and define an active partition to which you can dump the image. The MBR question is still open in your case since I do not know where you have the Win7 MBR. Then once installed, disable automatic Defrag.
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21 Oct 2010   #33
dare978devil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The safest would be to do a clean install of Windows7 (if you have the installation disk). Then the installer will take care of the alignment. And do disconnect the other disks with Vista and XP so that you do not get a mess with the MBR. Switching is then done with the BIOS boot sequence.
But reinstalling an image will work too. Just make sure you do the alignment first and define an active partition to which you can dump the image. The MBR question is still open in your case since I do not know where you have the Win7 MBR. Then once installed, disable automatic Defrag.
Ah, that does beg the question of how I ended up with 31 as my offset. This is a relatively new install (August) from Win7 Ultimate DVD I purchased. It was a clean install at the time, the SSD was also new. Your reply seems to imply that Win7 should have taken care of this for me.

DD.
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21 Oct 2010   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah right, this is indeed strange. Unfortunately I have no clue how that could have happened. I have done 3 Win7 clean installations and in all cases the alignment was perfect. Something must have happened after your August installation. That would suggest that a new, clean installation is in order.
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