I remember once making a post on How to make your pc boot faster, well, here is what I can term a reverse tutorial on how to get your Personal Computer shut down faster.
- Go to Start > Run when the Run box opens type in regedit
- Your registry should have opened [Just checking…have you backed up your registry?] Navigate to the following keys; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control
- When you get to Control click on it, the pane to the right should have a listing of several keys, double-click on;>WaitToKillServiceTimeout, change it to ’1000‘ (changing this forces your computer during shutdown to end services that are running much faster)
- Once you ‘ve changed these settings restart your computer and your settings should have taken effect
Note: Since we would be tweaking the registry, you can Backup your registry before doing this incase you mess up with things.