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Decrease the time to restart/shutdown Windows XP


Windows XP as well as slow start may submit to the commands

Start->Shut Down->Restart
Start->Shut Down->Shut Down

to accelerate this interval you can follow these steps:

  1. Click on “start” button
  2. Choose “Run…
  3. Write “regedit
  4. Click on “OK
  5. Open the Registry Editor window “HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Control Panel -> Desktop
  6. select it on the right key double click on:  “hungapp Timeout“; normally the default value is “5000” but you can changed it to “500“.
  7. Close now the registry editor and reboot.
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