Friday, November 28, 2008

Auto End Tasks to enable a fast shutdown in Windows

Has your Windows crashed recently? When you tried restarting did pop-up windows apear asking you to close some programs? Or did that ugly 15 seconds until auto end task window appear? By using this register file you will gain a plus in those situations and make windows shutdown/restart a lot faster in crash situations.

Start Regedit

For starting Regedit you need to:

  • Goto Start

  • Run

  • And in the command box type: regedit

Navigate to the following paths and modify the following values

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]

"ClearPageFileAtShutdown"

Double click and change this from 0 to 1

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]

"AutoEndTasks"

Double click and change this from 0 to 1

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]

"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"

Double click and change this from 20000 to 1000

That's it, now let's hope you are never in the situation where you will really need this settings.

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