Enhance Windows XP Menu and Shutdown Speeds

Note: The values for the tweaks listed below are a recommended value only and represent what has worked best on a variety of systems. If you are not comfortable trying this tweak for your system, please do not attempt it. Go to Start>> Run. Type in: regedit [Enter] or click OK.
Drill down to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Click once on the entry titled: Desktop

The contents of the “Desktop” entry will now be displayed in the right pane.

Double click the entry titled: HungAppTimeout

Change the “Value data” to a value of: 4000

This change will control the delay that Windows uses to start the shutdown process. (1000 = one second)

Double click the entry titled: MenuShowDelay

Change the “Value data” to a value of: 20

This change will control the delay that Windows uses to display a menu or sub-menu.

Double click the entry titled “AutoEndTasks”

Change the “Value data” to a value of: 1

Changing this value to “1” will turn ON this feature and will now automatically close all running applications when shutting down Windows. Note: With this feature on, you will not be given a prompt to save Windows.

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