Windows 10: Slow shut down problem Solved

  1.    26 Sep 2017 #1

    Slow shut down problem


    Hi everyone!

    I have a problem with Windows 10 Pro 64bit version, shut down process. Every time it does the same thing, programs like Steam, Origin, Logitech Gaming Software, can't shutdown immediately, but instead a little window pops up asking me to end all of these programs manually.

    Is there a free software, or some kind of fix that can help me with this problem?

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 2,253
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       26 Sep 2017 #2

    You can try this registry hack. Copy and paste into a txt file and change the file extension to .reg. Double click to merge into the registry then reboot.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Speed up shutdown
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "AutoEndTasks"="1"
    "HungAppTimeout"="1000"
    "MenuShowDelay"="1"
    "WaitToKillAppTimeout"="2000"
    "LowLevelHooksTimeout"="1000"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "AutoRestartShell"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001
    "LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo"=dword:00000001
    "NoResolveSearch"=dword:00000001
    "NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001
    "NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
    "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="1000"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "AlwaysUnloadDll"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize]
    "Startupdelayinmsec"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations]
    "LowRiskFileTypes"=".exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs;.reg"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "ForegroundLockTimeout"=dword:00000000
    "ForegroundFlashCount"=dword:00000007
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize]
    "Startupdelayinmsec"=dword:00000000
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    26 Sep 2017 #3

    I did what you wrote, but after I clicked on the registry file, this message popped up:

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      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,253
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       26 Sep 2017 #4

    You must have done something wrong. I just tried it (copy everything and paste into a .txt file then change the extension to .reg)
    example: a.reg
    and it worked fine.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    28 Sep 2017 #5

    Somehow it worked after I tried it few times. Thank you for your kind help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    28 Sep 2017 #6

    Interesting question this. I always close any running prog before I shutdown as I too found that things would often hang
    What is the experience of others?
    Should all running progs ordinarily auto-terminate when doing a shutdown?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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