You would have been more comfortable with previous versions of Windows where you shut down and the system shut down in seconds. But you would have noticed that this is not the same case with that of Windows 10. Windows 10 Although original and powerful of its kind, it performs all tasks in great detail and takes about an amount of time. This bothers us as we have to wait for it to turn off completely after closing all system programs. Occurs when the operating system waits a long time for programs running in the background to exit. Let us walk you through the steps on how to speed up the shutdown process in Windows 10.
Currently, Windows 10 takes approximately 5000 milliseconds to terminate a running process. We will need to change the time limit to a lower value to speed up the shutdown process, at the same time keeping all files up to date.
SPEED UP THE SHUTDOWN PROCESS IN WINDOWS 10
Press and hold the Windows key + R key which opens the Run window. Write regedit in it.
Now, on the page that appears, go to the next path that appears in the left pane of the window.
The path is: HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE System Current Control Set Control
Double click on it. Now a list is displayed in the right pane. In this choose the WaitToKillServiceTimeout option that appears below. Click on it.
In the message that appears, go to the text box under Value date. Change the value from 5000 to 2000. Click the OK button when finished.
Now go back to the left panel and navigate to the following path.
CURRENT USER H_KEY Desktop Control Panel
Right-click on the right pane when the New option appears. Create a new string value called WaitToKillAppTimeout.
Now double click on it and set its value to 2000. Click the OK button.
Create a new string value called HungAppTimeout the same way as in step 6, double click to reset the value to 2000 and click the OK button.
Create a new string value called AutoEndTasks the same way as in step 6, double-click it to set the value to 1 and click the OK button.
Try shutting down the system in seconds from now. Good luck!