Windows XP Tweaks

Open regedit, go to Start/Run type regedit

1. To make Windows automatically kill processes when shutting down instead of letting it quit slowly:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop]

AutoEndTasks --- REG_SZ --- 1

2. To end tasks faster, shut down faster and speed up the menu display:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop]

ForegroundLockTimeout --- REG_DWORD --- 0x00000000 (0)
HungAppTimeout --- REG_SZ --- 100
MenuShowDelay --- REG_SZ --- 50
WaitToKillAppTimeout --- REG_SZ --- 1000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control]

WaitToKillServiceTimeout --- REG_SZ --- 1000