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Windows 8 takes too long to shutdown.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win 8 64bit

    Windows 8 takes too long to shutdown.


    Windows 8 which I installed recently (from factory recovery image) suddenly now takes too long to shutdown.
    Around 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
    I tried disabling and enabling "Fast Startup" but that didn't affect the shutdown time.
    Also reduced the "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" from 5000ms to 3000ms but also there is no effect.
    Also the "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" is set to 0.
    I even tried hibernating instead of shutdown and it took 2:20 minutes too !
    Also disabled hibernate with "powercfg -h off" and tried to shutdown , and took 2:20 minutes too!
    Thanks in advance .

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    First, open the task manager and look in the Startup tab to see if you have any unnecessary processes running at startup and disable them.
    Second, apply the registry tweaks included in the attachment by double click on it.
    Windows 8 takes too long to shutdown. Attached Files
    Last edited by topgundcp; 21 Aug 2013 at 10:05.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 8 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    First, open the task manager and look in the Startup tab to see if you have any unnecessary processes running at startup and disable them.
    Second, apply the registry tweaks included in the attachment by double click on it.
    I applied it , nothing changed..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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