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jhbalaji
jhbalaji • Jul 26, 2009

[How-To] Shutdown your Windows machine instantly

Often we notice that our Windows machine takes a lot of time to Shut down. One of my reader has dropped me a mail writing about the issues like Long wait time for a non responding program to end etc etc. For all such dismayed readers and for all those willing to learn something new, i present this post targeted at shutting down windows machine ( read: PC) instantly.
As all of you know, Windows uses a registry mechanism for many reasons. Some of them being :

  • Separation of “machine” settings from “user” settings.
  • Support for different settings for different users.
  • A centralized location for shared software.
  • Roaming support.
  • Registry level Security.
Also, it must be noted that playing with registry settings can cause harm to your system. Therefore be very cautious about the edits you do with your registry settings.
In order to shut down your Windows PC instantly, the best way is to kill your apps. This is particularly important as many programs just refuse to say a clean bye and prefer hanging in the pool. Follow the steps mentioned below to make your Windows PC shut down instantly by killing such apps.

  • F0llow Start -> Run -> Regedit.

  • Follow upto the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Control Panel->Desktop.
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  • Double click the parameter with name ” WaitToKillAppTimeout“. The value contained in this parameter is in milliseconds. Enter a value based on your patience level. I suggest keeping a value of 1300 if you are really impatient and wish to kill the apps as soon as you press shut down.

  • Double click the parameter with name ” HungAppTimeout“. The value contained in this parameter is in milliseconds. The parameter governs the time to wait before closing Hung Applications. I would suggest keeping a value of 2000 here.

  • Click OK when done. Reboot your PC for the new values to come into force.
Source: [How-To] Shutdown your Windows machine instantly | Technofriends
Aniket!
Aniket! • Jul 26, 2009
most simple method acc to me is
press ctrl+alt+del
then press ctrl and 'click Shutdown-> turnoff 'wid mouse in taskmanager simultaneously
Aniket!
most simple method acc to me is
press ctrl+alt+del
then press ctrl and 'click Shutdown-> turnoff 'wid mouse simultaneously
Oh, thats interesting. So it skips non responding programs?
jhbalaji
jhbalaji • Jul 29, 2009
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Oh, thats interesting. So it skips non responding programs?
Yeah mate..
It just ends up all your apps in sec mate...
jhbalaji
jhbalaji • Jul 29, 2009
Aniket!
most simple method acc to me is
press ctrl+alt+del
then press ctrl and 'click Shutdown-> turnoff 'wid mouse in taskmanager simultaneously
Mate we need go to task manager every time and shut down but the above hack helps you in directly switching of your pc in secs even you click normal Shout Down Button.
Thanks
wishvam
wishvam • Jul 30, 2009
a other mechanism to shutdown fast is here but it's little risky.. do it when u have no other choice..

its a hard shutdown.. press and hold the power on/off button for a few seconds..
saurabh2486
saurabh2486 • Aug 6, 2009
yupp but u know just press ur power button and release it will shut down lol
wishvam
wishvam • Aug 6, 2009
ya i know but i said it for critical situations when the system get stuck... lol
saurabh2486
saurabh2486 • Aug 16, 2009
hold power button for 3-4 seconds till it shuts down or else press the reset switch lol
moksh
moksh • Sep 1, 2009
nice one balaji


i got a trick to ...😁 just make a bat file with shutdown -l...and ur done !!
simply double chick it or shutdown -n
saurabh2486
saurabh2486 • Sep 2, 2009
best way

make a shortcut with target as "shutdown -s -t timeout(01 or whatsoever)

for eg shutdown -s -t 01 for 1 sec shutdown
enjoy
saurabh2486
best way

make a shortcut with target as "shutdown -s -t timeout(01 or whatsoever)

for eg shutdown -s -t 01 for 1 sec shutdown
enjoy
I cant get you.
saurabh2486
saurabh2486 • Sep 5, 2009
right click on desktop go to new shortcut and in the wizard in target location type shutdown -s -t timeout timeout can be any of 01 02 etc seconds and give it any name and if its not turning off then double click this shortcut and it will shutdown forcibly turning off all processes and services within that timespan i hope this will help u
saurabh2486
right click on desktop go to new shortcut and in the wizard in target location type shutdown -s -t timeout timeout can be any of 01 02 etc seconds and give it any name and if its not turning off then double click this shortcut and it will shutdown forcibly turning off all processes and services within that timespan i hope this will help u

thanks for your detailed information..




WINNERS DONT DO DIFFERENT THINGS...THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY..
saurabh2486
saurabh2486 • Sep 5, 2009
u r welcome

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