Shutdown XP Faster

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  1. shai

    shai Banned

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    Start Regedit.
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
    Click on the "Control" Folder.
    Select "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"
    Right click on it and select Modify.
    Set it a value lower than 2000

    dont do it too low doh you might lose data
     
  2. Upinya

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    What's a good number to set it to???
     
  3. shai

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    i would say 1400-1500
     
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    Can I ask what you have yours set to?
    And how the heck did you figure out that tweaK:)??????
     
  5. shai

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    1500

    what does WaitToKillServiceTimeout mean just think
     
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    When I seen that, I knew what it meant. I just wanted to know how you found it.
    Sorry.
     
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    duh. he's the "tweaking god" ;)
     
  8. shai

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    exacly heh heh lol
     
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    is this really safe?
     
  10. shai

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    yes ofcourse if its too low
    your programs might forget things
     
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    so if i leave at 1500 its 100% safe?

    also does it make a noticeable impact?
     
  12. shai

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    should be
     
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    I set mine to 200 and it works great :)
     
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    how much have you tested it though? and is the impact noticeable?
     
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    you must be loosing data with that setting
     
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    Power down button

    Yup, pressing the Power button while the machine works. Not the 4 sec. press, just an impulse - open appz will give you the save/cancel routine, the system shuts down orderly, just like start_menu/shut_down. And you are spared the "what do you want to do"s.

    It works on most machines, in all Windows. On some OSes you need to set the Power button function in "Power Options". In Win2k this setting is not available, but seems enabled by default - and it has the most dramatic effect. Win9x shuts down quickly anyway, and XP doesn't benefit that much.

    I guess you also must have some BIOS settings - about the button - set to default, wouldn't know, never changed those.
     
  17. FatalDog187

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    to get a bigger inpact on shut down speeds, just disable the sound for shut down in the sounds for 'Exit Windows' [put it to none] in control panel
     
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    i somewhat doubt that
     
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    I can tell you didn't try it.
     
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    i have had the sound disabled for quite a while. it really does help :)
    the only sound i keep enabled is the "default beep" because that is a very necessary sound in almost every situation. all other sounds get on my nerves :mad:
     

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