Windows 7 taking too much time for shutting down?

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I have a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 installed in it. My PC has a Pentium dual core processor and 2 GB RAM.

Both OS are working without any problems. But when it comes to the case of shut down, Windows takes more than 2 minutes to shut down, where Ubuntu takes a maximum of 20 seconds. Why this happens so ? How can I reduce the time of shut down in Windows ?


I found the answer myself.

  • Open the registry and locate the key {HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management}.

  • Then change the value of ‘ClearPageFile’ at Shutdown to a 0 if the value is 1.

If the value is 1, it will take longer for your computer to shutdown. This fix cured it all for me.

Also this can be done to reduce shut down time:

  • Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlHighlight.
  • Double click on Highlight and change the value of ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’ to 1000.

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