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    Shut Down -Speed Up

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


       Information
    This tutorial will show you how to set the WaitToKillServiceTimeout to how long the system waits for services to stop after notifying the service that the system is shutting down in XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    When the WaitToKillServiceTimeout value of this entry expires, the system notifies the user that the service has not stopped. The user can either force the service task to stop or continue to wait. If the user waits, this WaitToKillServiceTimeout value specifies the interval between repeated user notices that the service has not stopped.

    If all services stop before this WaitToKillServiceTimeout value expires, the system shuts down; it does not wait for this value to expire.
       Warning
    You should always save and close all programs before shutting down the computer to help prevent any data loss.


       Tip
    If your shutdown time is still taking longer then normal, then check these items below.



    OPTION ONE

    Set WaitToKillServiceTimeout before Shut Down using a REG File Download


    1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for what you would like to do.

    2. To Speed Up Shut Down Time with 2 Second WaitToKillServiceTimeout
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.
    NOTE: This sets the shutdown "Wait to kill" time to 2 seconds (2000 milliseconds). If you want shutdown to wait for a different amount of seconds, then do the manual method below.
    2_Second_Shutdown.reg
    3. To Restore the Default WaitToKillServiceTimeout in Windows 7
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.
    NOTE: The default shutdown "wait to kill" time is 12 seconds (12000 milliseconds) in Windows 7.
    Windows-7_Default_Shutdown_Time.reg
    4. To Restore the Default WaitToKillServiceTimeout in Windows 8
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.
    NOTE: The default shutdown "wait to kill" time is 5 seconds (5000 milliseconds) in Windows 7.
    Windows-8_Default_Shutdown_Time.reg
    5. Save, and save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If you like, you may also wish to change the HungAppTimeout, WaitToKillAppTimeout, and AutoEndTasks values to what you want.

    9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    OPTION TWO

    Set WaitToKillServiceTimeout before Shut Down in Registry Editor


    1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK.

    2. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
    Shut Down -Speed Up-regedit.jpg
    3. In the right pane, right click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout, and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)

    4. Type in a number between 2000-20000 (2-20 seconds), and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: The default time is 12000 (Windows 7) or 5000 (Windows 8). I use 2000 (2 seconds) and have not had any problems. Your experience may vary.
    Shut Down -Speed Up-modify.jpg
    5. If you like, you may also wish to change the HungAppTimeout, WaitToKillAppTimeout, and AutoEndTasks values to what you want.

    6. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.
    NOTE: If you have problems with programs from your computer shutting down to quickly, then repeat the above steps and increase the WaitToKillServiceTimeout time (step 5) a bit.
    That's it,
    Shawn










  1. Posts : 15,166
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #1

    Hi,

    just altered mine - I usually set it to 5000 - maybe I'm cautious .

    Noticed before I changed it - the default was 12000 for 7000 x64.

    siw2
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 70,187
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Thank you SIW2. Updated to 12000 instead of 20000 for the default. :)
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Beta
       #3

    Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 70,187
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're welcome OziiX, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Shawn
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  5. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #5

    My boot time with waitokill value at 12000:
    Shut Down -Speed Up-12000.png

    My boot time with waitokill value at 120:
    Shut Down -Speed Up-120.png
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  6. Posts : 8
    W7 Build 7127 x64
       #6

    thanks for this
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  7. Posts : 990
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #7

    Kudos, nice tutorial. While playing around with re-boot times, I found the single-most biggest factor was disabling the pagefile.sys and the hiberfil.sys made the biggest impact. This tutorial will, no doubt, improve on even that.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 70,187
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're welcome Captain Zero. :)
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 RC
       #9

    Merci for the tip !!:)
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