Windows 7 Quick Hibernate And Shutdown

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What the latest available Microsoft operating system provided was a set of general improvements compared to previous versions and in fact it did. As any user that bought such a product I consider myself in debt to find methods of optimizing my asset and thus making its use profitable and as fast as possible as I want what’s best for my money.

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So, I started doing some research and found some registry structure that reminded me of the registry used in Windows XP and Windows 98 and these two I already knew how to tweak so it was no big deal as I skimmed through the Windows 7 registry editor ( regedit.exe ) and found some registers identical to the previous Microsoft Windows.

What I could test without harming any critical registers or system files of the Windows 7 bulk were the registers that modified the way the system hibernates and shuts down. These were basically three registers that could be changed without any massive effects and I will tell you how you can do that too so that your system can hibernate and shutdown faster. Ok, this tutorial that I will try to make available to you won’t exactly make your computer hibernate but it will most surely decrease the time as specified previously.

The first thing I have to say is that I do not take any responsibility for any damage that you may cause to your system if you do other changes to the registry other than the ones I specify so I recommend you only do as I say or you may harm your system irrecoverably.

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  1. The first registry setting that you must search for is :


  • in this folder you must locate the string WaitToKillServiceTimeout
  • Once found, you have to change the default value, which specifies the time the system waits before killing a service in milliseconds. You can put any value you want but 0 is not recommended so I use 1500 – 2000.
  1. Next, you have to search for:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop

    • Here, change the WaitToKillAppTimeout so that the time the system waits before killing loaded apps is lower. I set this time the same as for the service timeout
  1. The last thing you can do is to change the auto end task parameter to 1 so that the system auto-kills the apps and tasks without waiting for user confirmation. This registry is in the same folder as kill app timeout.