If you’re computer is running sluggishly each time you try and close it out, than you’re probably wondering how to speed up Windows 7 shutdown time. This is a good problem to solve, as many of the fixes which will get your computer shutting down faster are also going to make your computer run faster in general. Everyone wants a faster computer, at all times if possible, so even people who aren’t having any noticeable slowdown problems on shutdown should read on and implement most of these fixes.
Why You Need to Speed Up Windows 7 Shutdown Time
Most computers that are shutting down very slowly are doing so for one of the following reasons.
- The most specific reason your computer is taking a long time to shut down is because of an easy to adjust value in your computer’s registry.
- Your computer’s registry is filled with other corrupted and empty keys.
- Your drivers are out of date. The most common driver to cause problems is your video card’s driver.
- There are too many applications running that need to be shut down.
Speeding Up Your Computer’s Shutdown
Implementing fixes to speed up Windows 7 shutdown time is simple to do. Implement as many of the following adjustments as possible.
- Go to your start menu and type “regedit” into the field. Open this application. Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control. Right click on the key named WaitToKillServiceTimeout. Select Modify. Reduce the value to about 1000. This will make your computer close out functions in 1 second.
- Update all of your drivers. If you only update one, update your video card’s driver. Occasionally you will need to uninstall the driver and then install the new driver fresh. Using Driver Updater is the simplest way to fix and avoid this problem.
- Stop running so many programs all at once! The fewer programs your computer is running the less time it will need to take closing them out. This process will go even faster if you manually close out each program you were using instead of forcing Windows to detect and run closing procedures on each.
- Once you implement all the above you should restart your computer. It might takes this first restart for all the above to be taken into effect and to result in much quicker shut down times.
What About My Registry?
Compromised registries are the number one cause of all slow down on computers, and especially when you are shutting yours down. Each time you shut down your computer it must run through a huge amount of different procedures, and each of these procedures is slowed down when your system has to tip-toe through invalid registry keys. Do yourself a favor- get a registry cleaner, run it immediately to speed up Windows 7 shutdown time and then run it once a week from there on out to prevent this problem from occurring again.
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