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Reduce shut down time through regedit

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by djl4, Nov 2, 2008.

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  1. djl4

    djl4 Notebook Geek

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    I just got a new netbook. It takes a pretty long time to shut down.
    I typed "regedit" in the 'Run' and I changed some numbers there to quicken the shut down time. I did this by referring to a couple of websites.
    What should I do? What numbers are the best to put in? I know those numbers represent milliseconds or something.
    Can anyone help?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Lithus

    Lithus NBR Janitor

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    Randomly editing your registry without knowing what you're doing = bad.
     
  3. invisible

    invisible Notebook Prophet

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    Captain Obvious here. :p

    @djl4, I always put it to 2000, worked for me. :)
     
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    Full-English Notebook Deity

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  5. djl4

    djl4 Notebook Geek

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    Yeah, maybe I shouldn't have messed around with it.
    Thank you for replying.
     
  6. fonduekid

    fonduekid JSUTAONHTERBIRCKINTEHWLAL

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    As Les suggest', don't mess with the shutdown time too much, because Vista needs some time for shut off every thing. I wouldn't go beyond 5000, if you really want to reduce it. Though I must say, I haven't changed it (one of the things I passed on in the awesome guide from Les) and its fine for me. Wonder why some are worried about wanting to shutdown Vista in like 2 seconds!!!!!! Just let it do its normal thing, and I can tell you it doesn't take a 'long' time to shutdown.
     
  7. Jeremy14

    Jeremy14 Notebook Evangelist

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    mine's set to 9000 and it's fine:D
     
  8. lee_what2004

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    I always put it 1000 on xp :D
     
  9. djl4

    djl4 Notebook Geek

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    I have XP, not Vista.
    By the way, which values should I put 1000 to? The Hung...and the Wait..
    I forgot the names. Sorry.
     
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    millermagic Rockin the pinktop

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    That extra shutdown time comes in handy. I've forgot to save word documents and its saved an hour of work.
     
  11. lee_what2004

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    HungAppTimeout and WaitToKillAppTimeout
    just remember always save your work!
    if want faster shutdown, before you push the shutdown button, hold ctrl
    try it :D
     
  12. nytrolic

    nytrolic Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just pull the power plug out - instant shutdown!

    I did that for a full year to prove to a friend it wouldnt break anything (hardware or software) easiest and quickest 10 quid i ever made. Seriously its just a huge myth that yanking the power cord out will break it. I never had a problem.
     
  13. jisaac

    jisaac Notebook Deity

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    since you're using a netbook i'll assume you're using XP....
    all the regedit shutdown tweaks are described in the minor sticky,, that's also listed in my sig.:
     
  14. McGrady

    McGrady Notebook Virtuoso

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    Aren't netbooks designed to startup and shutdown relatively fast lol.
     
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