Speed Up Service Shut Down Time

Posted On 2008-05-07 by FortyPoundHead
Tags: Tip Software Hack/Tweak Windows XP Vista
Views: 1573

Make services shut down faster in Windows XP and Windows Vista.

  1. Click Start (Then Run in Windows XP) and type REGEDIT.

  2. Click the plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    then SYSTEM
    then CurrentControlSet
    then Control

  3. Double click the WaitToKillServiceTimeout key. The default value is 20000 which is 20 seconds. You can change this to 8000 or 8 seconds.

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