You may have noticed that Windows 11, on certain occasions, is not exactly fast when it comes to turning off the computer. Well, there is a way to achieve greater speed in this task, something that we are going to tell you next.
If you are a very demanding user, it may be that there are certain parts of Windows 11 that are slower than what happened with the previous version.
For many users, the speed at which the new version of Microsoft’s operating system performs various functions is not as fast as they might expect at first.
This can be explained by knowing that Windows 11 is more demanding on the computer than Windows 10 was, but there is also a good deal of lack of optimization by the developers of this operating system.
But it is also true that little by little, thanks to the number of updates that are appearing, version 11 of Windows is achieving increasingly better levels, something that also happened to the previous version, since to achieve fluidity with the that Windows 10 worksThey had to undergo several modifications.
One of the parts in which there have been more complaints from users is in the shutdown, which they consider should be faster.
This Windows shutdown sequence is a good part of the times that we use it, it is quite fast. if I pay you, on some occasions, the operating theme requires quite a long time to close the applications that are open, stop processes or update files, so the delay is longer.
If the shutdown can be longer than expected, we can always make certain modifications to the Windows Registry to make it shutdown much faster. Let’s see what we have to do to achieve this need.
Increase shutdown speed in Windows 11
To execute this task we are going to edit the file Windows 11 Registrywhich we should consider as a advanced modification and therefore should not be run lightly.
If everything is not followed to the letter or we are not clear about how it should be done, we can have a fairly big problem with Windows 11. If we are careless and have any type of error, but reprocessing we could return to the highly unstable operating system, so that you have to be very careful.
For all this, we must consider that modifying the Windows Registry file is an important and very serious task, so much so that any failure to modify this part of the operating system can cause data loss, lack of stability or even crashes. more nature.
That is why we advise you that before making these changes to the registry, we carry out a operating system backup and create a restore point so that you can use it in case the system becomes unstable.
Once we have made it clear that we are not talking about a trivial modification, we are going to ensure that the Windows 11 operating system can be shut down more quickly and for that, as we are already telling you, we will modify the Windows Registry.
The steps we must perform are the following:
- The first thing we will have to do is press the keys Windows + R to launch the run window of the operating system.
- After this, in that same window, we must write regedit.
- When you ask us if we want to make changes to the application, we say yes.
- At that moment we will already be inside the Windows Registry, where we must use the tabs on the left side of the screen to reach this address: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
- Already within this part of the Windows Registry, what we have to do is look for the label WaitToKillServiceTimeout
- Once we have found it, we double click on it and change the value data of 5000 to 2000then click on To accept and that these changes take effect.
- With this change, what we are doing is forcing Windows 11 to wait for a non-responsive service for only 2 ms, instead of the 5 ms, but determined. Of course, never put this parameter below two milliseconds, because it could cause the operating system to become unstable.
- Now what we have to do is go to this address: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
- As you will see, this folder contains many keys, but we are not going to use any of the existing ones, but we are going to create the one we need at this moment.
- We click the right mouse button inside the folder we are in, but in an area where there is no key. At that time we select Newafter String Value and we assign the name WaitToKillAppTimeOut
- Now we double click on the one we have created and assign it the value 2000 to then click on To accept complete this process.
- We right-click on the desktop keys folder again, select Newlater String Value and then assign the name HungAppTimeout
- Then we press with a double click on the new key, giving the 2000 data valueto click on To accept then, as we have already done in the previous cases.
- Now we right-click again in another of the areas where there is no other key and click again on New/String Valueto then name it AutoEndTasks
- As we did in the previous cases, we double click and assign the data value 1. When we have already set this value, click on To accept.
All changes to the Windows Registry will cause it to be reduce the time that the operating system uses to wait to close applications, tasks or services, which are open when we want to turn off the device.
this undoubtedly it will increase the speed at which our computer will finish its ignition. If the system becomes unstable, you should try to increase the milliseconds that we have set before, until you find stability.
As you have been able to read, it is not difficult to get Windows 11 to shut down more quickly, but you do have to be careful with the process, since in addition to being a bit long, the Windows Registry is also being modified, which can cause an error.
If you have tried it, you can tell us on our social networks what the result has been and what experience you have with it.