Speed up a slow starting computer

  1.    4 Weeks Ago #31
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    Looks like it is coming down. That is the quickest it has been.
    Please note these are ideas not instructions and since we set a restore point you can always revert.
    Set another before doing any of the following.
    Autoruns is a very good tool, It does not install as a program you just extract it from the zip file and double click the .exe
    Over the years I have done lots of tweaks to my laptop and trying to think which to get you to do now has me a bit stumped.
    In services you could set the following to manual start

    Diagnostic Policy Service
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    IP Helper (Set it to Automatic Delayed Start)
    Offline Files
    Performance Logs & Alerts
    Program Compatibility Assistant Service
    Print Spooler If you plan to use a printer in the near future, make sure you leave the service as Automatic
    Remote Registry (Most users rarely make use of this service, so you may disable it.)
    Secondary Logon, I disable
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper (Not Recommended if you’re on a network and use file and printer sharing over it.)
    Windows Error Reporting Service, I disable
    Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
    Windows Search I disable and search still works
    Windows Time (If you do not want to synchronize system time with internet time automatically)

    You could also set the wait to kill time to act quicker it's a registry change
    Press Windows key and R
    Type regedit and press enter
    Go to the following key and reset the value
    I tried to do the registry change and all I can see is" Waittokillservicetomeout RG SZ 20000 (not 2000) Am I supposed to change that to 2000? How is that done? I might have mistakenly created a new file under the control heading. It's is called New Key #1. Is that sound right to you? Should I delete it? Or is that OK to leave it? Thanks for the help again.
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #32
    Join Date : Jan 2010
    New Zealand
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer

    Yes delete the key you made
    You can change the value of the key by right clicking on Waittokillservicetomeout and click modify
    Change the value to 2000
    2000 might be a bit quick as they are thousandth of a second and that would be 2 second shut down but you can always change it again

    EDIT: Kerish Doctor recommends only changing it to 10000
    Last edited by ilikefree; 4 Weeks Ago at 02:28.
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