How to make Window shut down faster
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Beside speeding up Windows boot, you can also try some tricks to accelerate Windows shut down, cause a sluggish Windows shut down speed can also be annoying, so let take a look at how can we change it a bit.

Before started, you should that, beside registry issues,  one of the reasons for slow Windows shut down is that, Windows need to clean the page file when the system is power off, these page files contains temporary files and other types of computer data, clean then up is good for the security of computer as sometimes these page file stores unencrypted passwords of yours. Well, if you are not that care about this little security issue as you have already have all your sensitive data encrypted, then you can choose to disable the page cleanup action of Windows when it is shut down, this could make Windows shut down much faster than usual, here I’ll show you how:

  • Locate the search box of Windows, type in regedit in it and hit Enter. (Windows XP user please click on Start > Run)

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  • After you open Registry Editor, locate the folder of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management on the left side.
  • Double click the option of ClearPageFileAtShutdown, change its value to 1.

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  • Close registry editor and restart your computer to allow the new setting take effect.

Another thing you can do to speed up Windows shut down is to disable non-responding services. And you will also need to do it in Windows registry editor.

  • Locate the search box of Windows, type in regedit in it and hit Enter. (Windows XP user please click on Start > Run)

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  • Find out the location of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
  • Double click the option of WaitToKillServiceTimeout, in the pop-up window, change the value to 5000.
  • Click OK to end the window, restart your computer again.

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