• Windows 8 Shutdown

    With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft has made several changes to this operating system. Shutdown program settings are similar to its previous system such as Windows 7 or Vista. About Windows 8 shutdown time, Win 8 is much faster than Windows 7 and Vista, but even then most of us still don’t get satisfied with it.

    Many people would prefer to pay more attention to the methods of how to speed up Windows 8 shutdown time. In fact, speeding up the shutdown speed of your windows 8 is a quite easy thing, because I will introduce some efficient methods for you to fix it.

    First of all, if you found your windows 8 will take a longer time to shutdown than normally, maybe there is any particular program that is slowing the system down whenever you want to shut down. It can be an antivirus software, such as IObit Malware Fighter which once slow my pc to shutdown because it just an incompatible program with another security software. So please do not install two or more antivirus software on your pc. In this case, you can simply check Control Panel, then all control panel, then Performance Information etc. But in most cases, the problem would be show on the screen. It would be easier if you know the causes.

    Of course, there are some other ways to speed up your windows 8 shutdown time. The first one is that before you shutdown your computer, you should make sure you have close all the programs and those should not be open so that you can close your computer completely. Before Windows 8 shutdown itself, it will kill every single application one by one so that you have to wait for a long time. You would normally do this to turn off your work computer at the end of the day, or your home computer before going to bed. The second is to change the registry setting manually. Please follow these steps:

    1 Open the Start Menu;
    2 Open Run command and type regedit;
    3 In registry, go to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l;
    4 In the right pane, right click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and click on Modify;
    5 Type in a number between 2000-20000 (2-20 seconds) and click on OK;
    6 Close your regedit and restart your pc.

    The last one to speed up windows 8 shutdown time is to regularly defragmenting your hard drive. About this part, Smart Defrag is the best choice for you because it has the world's fastest defragmenting engine. It's been specially designed for modern, large hard drives, so it eliminates long waiting time. It will move files in to one continuous block and rearrange the space so that it ends up located in one big block of space. It means your files and applications launch much more quickly. Smart Defrag doesn't just use simple defragmentation. It also streamlines your file system, places the frequently used files and directories into the fastest area of the disk, enabling your computer to run at top speed with the most stability.
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