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    How to improve the shutdown speed on Windows 8?

    I have upgraded my office laptop to Windows 8 few days ago. As many sophisticated applications are running on that system, I need to reduce the shutdown time to improve its performance. What are the steps needed to be taken for that?

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    expert Array
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    May 2012

    Re: How to improve the shutdown speed on Windows 8?

    Press the Windows key on the keyboard and wait until the start menu appears on the screen. You can find a search field along with the menu. Type regedit into that field and click on the corresponding program from the search results. This will bring up the ‘Registry Editor’ window on the screen. Go to the left pane of the window and navigate into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l. Then, you can view several options on the right pane. Find out ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’ option from that group and right click on it. Choose ‘Modify’ from the menu pop up on the screen. The data value field will be displayed on the screen afterwards. The default value set for Windows 8 is 5000. Change that value to 2000 and press the ‘OK’ button.

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    sachin200 Array
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    Re: How to improve the shutdown speed on Windows 8?


    See the only way to increase the shut down speed of your machine is to increase your RAM.
    The RAM is the main memory that executes instructions one by one.
    The more RAM your machine has,the more no. of instructions will be executed per second.
    So increase the RAM of your system.


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    heemanshubhalla Array
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    Re: How to improve the shutdown speed on Windows 8?

    1. Search for regeditand open it up.

    2.Once in the Registry Editor, navigate to the Control key by following this path:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l

    3.Right-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout, and select Modify from the drop-down list.

    4.Now, change the data value to 2000, and click OK to save the new value data. 2000 is 2 seconds. The default for Windows 8 is already 5000 or 5 seconds. Other Windows versions defaulted at 20000 or 20 seconds.

    You should now notice that your computer shuts down considerably faster.

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    kumar12337 Array
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    Re: How to improve the shutdown speed on Windows 8?

    Hi dear friend..........

    this is the common issue .... in the windows OS this is because of the Update issue if you are disabled or disconneted the internet.......while updating the PC


    click the start menu and open the RUN

    and type in the RUN as wscui.cpl and press ENTER key

    then click on windows updates and remove the updates

    and select the important updates as never check for the updates .....


    just follow the tips

    type these commands in the RUN one by one and delete the temperary files
    commands: prefetch, %temp%

    then cleanup the disk by using the disk cleanup tool

    and perform the DISK DEFRAGEMENT tool

    and remove the unwanted software like toolbars.. updating tools, ......etc

    and also install the good antivirus and scan the full system ...this will increases the PC speed which results ...........the shutdown speed also Increases

    .ALL THE BEST.!!!!!!!!!

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    Dark Knight Array
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    Dec 2012

    Re: How to improve the shutdown speed on Windows 8?

    Hi.. For improving the shutdown speed on windows 8 : Go to the Start menu Type regedit int the run command and hit enter. then the Registry editor opens HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\CONTRO L. Check out for the waittokilservicetimeout' option and right click on it. modify it , and set the value for 2000 and press ok save the changes and apply them Thank you..

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    ak47 Array
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    Jan 2013

    Re: How to improve the shutdown speed on Windows 8?

    To resolve this issue yourself, follow these steps:
    Click Start and type Notepad in the Search box
    Double-click on Notepadfrom the list of results above
    Copy and then paste the following text into Notepad.

    reg delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Silverlight /f
    reg delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\{D7314F9862C6 48A4DB8BE2A5B47BE100} /f
    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Prod ucts\{D7314F9862C648A4DB8BE2A5B47BE100} /f
    reg delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{283C8576-0726-4DBC-9609-3F855162009A} /f
    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\App Paths\install.exe /f
    reg delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AgControl.AgControl /f
    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall\{89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00} /f
    rmdir /s /q "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Silverlight"
    rmdir /s /q "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Silverlight"
    Click File and Save As and type CleanSilverlight.cmd
    In the Save astype box, click All Files (*.*)
    In the Save in box, click Desktop, and then click Save
    On the File menu, click Exit
    Right-click the CleanSilverlight.cmd file on your desktop and click Run as administrator
    When the uninstall completes, right-click the CleanSilverlight.cmd file on your desktop and click Run as administrator a second time
    Once the uninstall has completed, click the link below to install the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight

    Delete the CleanSilverlight.cmd file from your desktop.

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