Shutdown Windows Faster With Shutti Shutdown Booster

Although Microsoft has done a lot of work to speed up shutdown and startup times of Windows, it can still take a while if you are using an application which does not respond when Windows shuts down. For example, I have installed Skype on my Windows 8 PC. Windows 8 will not shutdown until Skype does all its work like saving data and logging off and then giving a clear signal to Windows.

There are a few settings in Windows which can be altered if you don’t want to wait for a hanged or busy application on shutdown. These settings can be altered through the registry but it is always safe to use a software utility for make the changes to avoid any problems.

Shutti Shutdown Booster makes Windows shutdown process faster by altering a few timeout settings. These timeout settings include the following:

WaitToKillAppTimeout – Windows waits for the app to respond for a certain amount of time before killing it and proceeding to the shutdown process.

The registry key location for this setting is:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop –> WaitToKillAppTimeout

HungAppTimeout – Windows waits for the app to respond for a certain time. If the app does not respond, it is labeled as hanged application.

The registry key location for this setting is:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop –> HungAppTimeout

WaitToKillServiceTimeout – This particular setting is the same as WaitToKillAppTimeout but is for services.

The registry key location for this setting is:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop –>

ClearPageFileAtShutdown – I think you should keep this as default and enable it only when you are having problems with the page file.

The registry key location for this setting is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management –>¬†ClearPageFileAtShutdown

That’s it. All these values are adjusted by Shutti Shutdown Booster. The app comes in portable form with a very simple interface.

Shutti Shutdown Booster

You will get all the options on one screen. You only have to change the values of the registry keys mentioned above. You can revert to default Windows settings but clicking on the “Windows default” button (Alt + D). Just change the values and click on “Apply Changes” (Alt + A).

Overall Shutti Shutdown Booster does not actually boost the shutdown process, it will just adjust the shutdown settings to make sure no hanging application or service gets in the way of the shutdown process.

One thing to note here is that the publisher mentions that this application is not fully tested with Windows 8. I can confirm that Shutti Shutdown Booster works well in Windows 8. It works perfectly on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It requires .NET Framework 3.5 or higher to run.

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