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    How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    My windows PC is taking a long time to shutdown and it is irritating, I have tried so many tweaks but still its slow. Can you tell if there is any possibility to reduce the time of shutdown by changing some settings in the registry.?



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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Yes, Of Course you have a tweak in registry to reduce the time of shutdown but you can try it with your own risk and it should work fine because I have tried it and it just works fine. You can reduce around 8-10 sec of the shutdown time by following this.

    STEP 1: Open the registry editor by opening Run command ( Windows key + R ) and type regedit.
    STEP 2: In the left menu navigate too HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l.
    STEP 3: In the right pane you will see a key called WaitToKillServiceTimeout, with the default value of 12000 (12 seconds)
    STEP 4: Right click on the key and click Modify.
    STEP 5: Change the value from 12000 to 4000.

    NOTE: Do not change the value less than 4000 because many applications which are running needed 4s to close and if it is less than that you probably might lose the data.

    If you still feel that your system is taking lot of time to shutdown after trying everything then better you can upgrade your PC hardware to latest to increase the performance.
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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    1.by updating the anti virus as up to date
    2.scanning PC time to time

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Yes, you can decrease the time of shutdown for ur Windows PC:
    Process 1

    • Reduce Timeout To Kill Service Or App:
    Before Windows shuts down, it attempts to properly close all running processes. If a service doesn’t close immediately, Windows waits for a few seconds, until it prompts the user that the service is not responding to the shutdown request. The amount of this waiting time is defined by registry keys and you can reduce it.

    i)click the key combination > [WINDOWS] + [R], type > regedit into the text field, and click > OK to launch the registry editor. In the registry editor, navigate to this folder:
    ii)In the left menu navigate too HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l.

    iii)Within that folder (on the right) find and double-click the string > WaitToKillServiceTimeout.

    In the > Edit String window, change the > Value data from the default of 12000 (12 seconds) to 2000 (2 seconds). Click > OK to save the change.


    Process 2:
    i)click the key combination > [WINDOWS] + [R], type > regedit into the text field, and click > OK to launch the registry editor. In the registry editor, navigate to this folder:
    ii)In the left menu navigate too HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    iii)On the right, find and double-click the string > WaitToKillAppTimeout.
    iv)If this entry does not exist, you can create it. Right-click into the folder and click through > New > String Value, and name it > WaitToKillAppTimeout.
    v)Set > Value data to 2000, click > OK.
    vi)
    In the same registry folder, if you see an entry called > AutoEndTasks, set its > Value data to 1, then close the registry editor.(Shutdown time: 27 seconds)


    Process 3:

    Create a Fast Shutdown Shortcut
    i)Right-click your Windows 7 desktop and select > New > Shortcut.
    ii)Enter > shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f in the location field, click > Next, give the shortcut a descriptive name, e.g. Shut Down Computer, and click Finish.(Shutdown time: 24 seconds)

    Process 4:


    • Brute-Force Method
    This method is also known as hard boot, as it is typically used to shut down and immediately reboot the computer. It should be used with extreme caution!
    If you’re in a hurry and cannot wait for 20 seconds or if your computer responds slowly or even froze, simply hold the power button for several seconds and Windows will shut down immediately. Since this method literally kills not only the operating system, but also the hardware, it should not be used as a routine way of shutting down your computer. In a worst case scenario, it could cause your hard drive to crash.(Shutdown time: 5 seconds)













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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    simply disabled diskette drive and parrallel ports in bios. In bios also set the serial port to be managed by the os. Now computers shutdowns faster than ever. It takes less than a minute.

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    Talking Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    remove ypur unnecessory spftware which are running in the background they also need to be shutted down which increases the time
    moreover u can make a disk clean up which would fast up your pc and decrease your shutdown time too
    remember never to install heavy antivirus as they make your computer slow

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Hello . .

    Process To Decrease The Shut Down Time Of Windows P.C ::


    1.Go to Start/Run/type: msconfig loook for the Start up tab,and then uncheck everything except Firewall.
    Then restart and try shutdown again.

    2.Uninstall the program you most recently installed.

    3.If you have a suitable System Restore point,try that.

    4.Make Windows kill processes instantly :

    Click on Start/Run.

    In the Run text box, type regedit and then click OK.

    In the Registry Editor, navigate the following branch-

    HKEY_USERS\Default\Control Panel\Desktop

    On the right panel , search for AutoEndTasks registry key.

    Double click on the key and modify the Value data to 1.

    Click on OK when done.

    Restart the Windows, the change will be effective.

    Warning:

    Modifying the Windows registry may cause your computer to stop functioning. Backup and handle with care.


    To undo the changes, just change back the Value data of the Registry key to 0.

    Good Luck . . .!!

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    it is better to use softwares such as "tune up utilities" and "advanced system care" for reducing the shutdown time.
    in those applications you can optimize the shutdown time.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Go to Run or press window key + R and type regedit a new window will open
    On the left side go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro l. and click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout
    and decrease it from 12000 to 4000 or 5000.

    Thanks to query.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Close all the running programs completely. Some programs still run in the background even if you close them(eg. u torrent,antivirus,etc.) See that your RAM is not being used up for some unnecessary work. Usually this is caused by some virus or trojan which keeps running and continuously uses the computer's resources. Keep your antivirus up to date.
    This should solve your problem.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    # first click the right button and type regedit in run option and press enter.

    # go to HIKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control\Panel\Desktop

    # here in the right side of the panel, double click on AutoEndTasks and here its default value is zero. now change it to 1

    # now in the same side panel double click on value name WaitToKillAppTimeout. its default value is 20000; now change this value of WaitToKillAppTimeout to 3500

    # now choose the registry editor and start your computer after any changes to go into effect.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    If you want to decrease the the time of shut down in your PC then you have to download and install the software of speed shut down from the internet and also you can speed up your system's performance with the shutdown software and you will not get any problem of the shut down time and also the system gets shut down with a great speed.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Friend, in order to increase the speed of functioning of the system, it may be fast access or fast shut down, your System should be free from Virus.

    So, install anti virus in your System and remove virus.
    Remove Temp files which may slow your System.
    Keep Updating the Anti Virus.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?


    Off course, you can decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC.


    To decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC, you have to follow some steps:



    Steps:
    1. Go to Start
    2. Go to Run
    3. Type regidit
    4. Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l
    5. On right side of pane , Look for “Wait to kill Service Timeout”
    6. The default value is Set as “12000”
    7. Right Click on the Key
    8. Click on “Modify”
    9. Decrease the value from 12000 to 4000 (Do not decrease less than 4000 as many application require min.4000 to close)
    10. You have done it !!

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    During Shutdown, Windows generally closes all programs and processes that are running on Desktop as well as that are running in background.
    So, if number of processes is less, then your Windows will Shut down quickly.
    Firstly, stop all the unrequired startup programs.
    You can do it by writing "Msconfig" in Search Bar of Start.
    Then, choose tab Startup of Msconfig.
    From here, you can disable startup programs.
    Secondly, you must have some space in C: Drive for the proper functioning of Windows.
    Leave at least 20 GB for your Windows.
    Also, don't forget to check whether Virus is present in your computer or not. If it is, remove it immediately.
    Lastly, whether size of RAM is enough for your system or not. If it is less, increase it. Upto 2 GB, it would be enough for smooth running of the Windows.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    ~Hi~




    _Please Check Out The Instructions that you should Follow_



    • Ensure you have Properly Closed all your Used Applications,
    • Check for any Updates Running background,
    • Check for any Downloads Running,
    • Now Shut Down your PC,
    • If you din Close anything properly a Windows Dialog Box appears,
    • Just Tap Force To Shut Down For Instant Shut Down of your PC.




    Thanks!!!

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Yes, Of Course you have a tweak in registry to reduce the time of shutdown but you can try it with your own risk and it should work fine because I have tried it and it just works fine. You can reduce around 8-10 sec of the shutdown time by following this.

    STEP 1: Open the registry editor by opening Run command ( Windows key + R ) and type regedit.
    STEP 2: In the left menu navigate too HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l.
    STEP 3: In the right pane you will see a key called WaitToKillServiceTimeout, with the default value of 12000 (12 seconds)
    STEP 4: Right click on the key and click Modify.
    STEP 5: Change the value from 12000 to 4000.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Steps to decrease the time of shutdown for your PC:

    1. Press Windows+r to open the Run Command.

    2. Type "regedit" in it.

    3. In the left menu navigator select the path: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\CONTR OL I.

    4. Right click on the key and click on modify from the context menu.

    5. Change the value from 12000 to 4000.

    But, it may create some problems also. So, be careful.....

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by unregistered View Post
    my windows pc is taking a long time to shutdown and it is irritating, i have tried so many tweaks but still its slow. Can you tell if there is any possibility to reduce the time of shutdown by changing some settings in the registry.?
    hello dear,

    you have to follow the steps as it is :-

    :- press window + r.
    :- run window will open write regedit in it.
    :- a window will appear you have to follow the track given -- hkey_local_machine/system/currentcontrolset/control i.
    :- modify it and change its value from 12000 to 4000.
    :- 4000 is minimum limit dear don't set the below value.

    :- dear when you are going to shut down your pc dear we care full that no program is running in background of system dont force shut down your computer it will take more time to shut down.

    Thanks,

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Dear friend....

    this is simple process....
    you have to follow some simple steps
    these are as follow

    1. Press window + r
    2. open run
    3. type regedit
    4. right click on the key
    5. click on modify from the context menu
    6. change value from 12000 to 4000

    Hope this will help you
    thank you for asking us...

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    • Clear the Browser Information press cntrl+shift-Del
    • clear the Temp files press win+r type %temp% press Enter
    • Delete All the records
    • Also type prefetch in run prompt delete all the record
    • Do not install the software where your os installed
    • take a seperate drive to install the software it will help full to speed up system

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Hi friend ,

    To reduce shutdown time for your PC

    I) Right click on your desktop and click on new >> shortcut

    shut1.jpg

    II) Type shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f and click next

    shut2.jpg

    III) Write down the name of your shortcut and click OK

    shut3.jpg

    IV) Double click on this shortcut whenever you want to fast shutdown

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Hello,
    See whatever I follow from your query is that your machine has caught few viruses. You need to clean up your machine when you are running it. Take few hours and just run any good antivirus, say, Quick Heal or any other such good and freely available antivirus. After your entire system software is scanned and all the threats are detected and deleted subsequently, you restart your machine again. This option will come as soon as the entire procedure completes. Do not delay the restarting and begin it as soon as the dialog box for this comes up. You will see that your machine is going much smoother than before.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Hi Friend.......


    This is simple process....
    You have to follow the simple steps....


    1: Press Windows+r to open the Run Command.
    2: Type "regedit" in it.
    3: In the left menu navigator select the path: ("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    SYSTEM
    CURRENTCONTROLSET
    CONTR OL I.)
    3: Click on Modify it and change its value from 12000 to 4000.
    (Do not decrease less than 4000 as many application require min.4000 to close).
    4: You have done it.!!!!!
    5: Restart the Windows, the change will be effective.....

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    all the best.
    Be carefully.......

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    i)click the key [WINDOWS] + [R], type regedit into the text field, and click OK to launch the registry editor. In the registry editor, navigate to this folder:ii)In the left menu navigate too HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l.4. Right click on the key and click on modify from the context menu.5. Change the value from 12000 to 4000.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    If you want to dercrease the time of shuting down.
    Then you should to delete older files and folder .
    And step of software.
    Clean up you disk . And click your desktop screen.
    It will solve your problem.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    hi friend,

    follow these steps:
    1. click start
    2. type run
    3. click on run
    4. type regedit
    5. go to HKEY_Local_machine/system/currentcontrolset/control I
    6. go to waittokillservicetimeout
    7. right click on the key and modify
    8. set from 12,000 to 4,000

    this should help
    thank you

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    To decrease the shutdown time
    1. First press window + R
    2.Type regedit in Run
    4. Right click on the key
    5. Click on modify and
    6. Change value from 12000 to 4000(12000=12sec, 4000=4sec)

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?



    my dear
    if your pc window is shutting down too late it means that there was many applications running in backward

    @ please go to
    start menu

    @ type
    RUN then press enter

    @ here you see a run app processing comes

    @ type
    MSCONFIG there and enter

    @ here please
    click on the current running apps

    @ here you find
    all running applications

    @ please click on the
    disabled all

    @ leave the
    antivirus application enabled

    @ after it press the
    apply option

    @ now go to
    shutdown window you will see time decrease

    <span style="color:#ff0000;"><font size="3">
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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Hi,
    This is the common problem faced by the window users.

    To decrease the time of shutdown for your Windows PC , follow the below steps:
    1) delete the unrequired files from your system
    2) Uninstall the software from your system which are not required for you
    3) Disable the start up programs ,it will make you system boot and shut down fast

    Follow all the steps above to decrease the time of shutdown.

    Hope you have got your answer...

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Hi friend
    To decrease your shutdown timings
    Optimize your system and do defragmentation which increases system performance and decreases shutdown time
    For defragmentation process
    windows -> all programs -> accessories -> system tools -> defragmentation

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    dear:::::

    1. click start
    2. type run
    3. click on run
    4. type regedit
    5. go to HKEY_Local_machine/system/currentcontrolset/control I
    6. go to waittokillservicetimeout
    7. right click on the key and modify
    8. set from 12,000 to 4,000

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    hiii

    To decrease the shutdown time
    follow these steps

    1)remove unnecessary software running in the background
    2)make a disk clean up
    3)install anti virus in your system
    4)don install heavy antivirus .

    Thank you

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    To Decrease the time of shutdown of window pc.

    Follow this step:-

    • Press Winkey +’R’ and type ‘Regedit’ which brings you the Registry Editor.
    • Follow the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol”
    • look the right side find WaitToKillServiceTimeOut and double click on it.
    • You can enter a value from 2 to 20000, each value representing a millisecond. Two seconds would be 2000.
    • Again click OK and then simply exit the program.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    follow my steps to decrease the shutdown time.....

    1. open run or press windowskey+r and write in that regedit


    and hit enter and click yes......threre a window named as Registry editor inthat left side options select


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and expand it and next expand the SYSTEM and next expand the Currentcontrolset

    in that select control .....and some options displayed in the right side in that right click on last option that is named as WaitToKillServiceTimeout

    there is windows with the value 1200 and change it as a ....4000 and click on OK then see the shutdown time will be reduced

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Yes, in fact you've got a tweak in written record to cut back the time of closing however you'll attempt it together with your own risk and it ought to work fine as a result of I actually have tried it and it simply works fine. you'll scale back around 8-10 sec of the closing time by following this.

    STEP 1: Open the written record editor by gap Run command ( Windows key + R ) and sort regedit.
    STEP 2: within the left menu navigate too HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l.
    STEP 3: within the right pane you may see a key known as Wait To Kill Service Timeout, with the default price of 12000 (12 seconds)
    STEP 4: Right click on the key and click on Modify.
    STEP 5: modification the worth from 12000 to 4000.

    NOTE: don't modification the worth but 4000 as a result of several applications that area unit running required 4s to shut and if it's but that you simply in all probability would possibly lose the info.

    If you continue to feel that your system is taking ton of your time to closing once making an attempt everything then higher you'll upgrade your computer hardware to latest to extend the performance.
    Before Windows shuts down, it makes an attempt to properly shut all running processes. If a service doesn’t shut straightaway, Windows waits for some seconds, till it prompts the user that the service isn't responding to the closing request. the quantity of this waiting time is outlined by written record keys and you'll scale back it.

    i)click the key combination &gt; [WINDOWS] + [R], kind &gt; regedit into the text field, and click on &gt; alright to launch the written record editor. within the written record editor, navigate to the present folder:
    ii)In the left menu navigate too HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l.

    iii)Within that folder (on the right) realize and double-click the string &gt; WaitToKillServiceTimeout.

    within the &gt; Edit String window, modification the &gt; price information from the default of 12000 (12 seconds) to 2000 (2 seconds). Click &gt; alright to save the modification.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    STEP 1: Open the registry editor by opening Run command ( Windows key + R ) and type regedit.
    STEP 2: In the left menu navigate too HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l.
    STEP 3: In the right pane you will see a key called WaitToKillServiceTimeout, with the default value of 12000 (12 seconds)
    STEP 4: Right click on the key and click Modify.
    STEP 5: Change the value from 12000 to 4000.

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Click on Start/Run.

    In the Run text box, type regedit and then click OK.

    In the Registry Editor, navigate the following branch-

    HKEY_USERS\Default\Control Panel\Desktop

    On the right panel , search for AutoEndTasks registry key.

    Double click on the key and modify the Value data to 1.

    Click on OK when done.

    Restart the Windows, the change will be effective.



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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    To decrease the shutdown time follow these steps============

    1st===remove unnecessary software running in the background


    2nd==make a disk clean up

    3rd===install anti virus in your system

    4th==donot install heavy antivirus .

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    Re: How to decrease the time of shutdown for my Windows PC?

    To decrease the shutdown time follow these steps


    • Go to the start button and then tap on it
    • Then type run in the search field press enter
    • Now type regedit in the Run command
    • then press on Ok
    • Now navigate to the Registry editor and locate the key
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l and then tap on it
    • Now locate the key WaitToKillServiceTimeout
    • then change the value from 12000 to 4000 by right click on it

    Now the shout down time is decresed from 12 sec to 4 sec

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