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.
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.
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.