How to end tasks, shutdown faster in Windows 7

Just like in XP, Windows 7 allows you to change registry settings through Regedit to improve its performance. Right now, we're providing you simple steps to end tasks and to shutdown faster in Windows 7 - another first from Coolbuster.

Important: Just follow the guide carefully as it involves a procedure done by advanced computer users and technicians. We shall not be held liable for any damage this may cause to your operating system once you mess with it.
Windows 7
How to end tasks and to shutdown faster in Windows 7

1. Create a restore point
  • In your Start Menu: Right click Computer, select Properties.
  • At the left pane, click System protection and then click the 'Create' button.
  • Type your desired identity of the restore point and then click 'Create'.
  • Close the System Properties window.
2. Click the Windows 7 orb (Start Menu), click Run and then type regedit.

3. A User Account Control window will open, click Yes.

4. Now, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001 and then click Control.

5. Double-click the WaitToKillServiceTimeout key and then replace the value 12000 with 1000.

6. Next, expand ControlSet002 and then click Control.

7. Double-click the WaitToKillServiceTimeout key and then replace the value 12000 with 1000.

8. Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows 7 for the changes to fully take effect.