Speed up a slow starting computer


  1.    21 Dec 2016 #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
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
    "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="2000"
    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.    22 Dec 2016 #32
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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; 22 Dec 2016 at 02:28.
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  3.    01 Feb 2017 #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    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
    Sorry I haven't responded in a while, too busy I guess. Anyway, trying to change key value and this is what I have created. Not sure where the Waittokillservicetimeout is, or is that it on right side of screen that says default?



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  4.    01 Feb 2017 #34
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    The key is in the following registry entry

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]


    Your picture is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    The key is in the following registry entry

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]




    Your picture is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    No, actually it is but it just doesn't show up for some reason. I went from Local Machine to System to Current Control Set to Control and there is no WaitToKillServiceTimeout under the Control heading.
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    You need to click on the Control word not the small arrow/triangle and WaitToKillServiceTimeout will show on the right.
    Right click the entry and click modify

    There is also a setting in msconfig we can change but I have to go out now so will show you it later.
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  8.    03 Feb 2017 #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    You need to click on the Control word not the small arrow/triangle and WaitToKillServiceTimeout will show on the right.
    Right click the entry and click modify

    There is also a setting in msconfig we can change but I have to go out now so will show you it later.
    OK got that done. I set it to 10000. What exactly does that do to the computer? Just curious. I wish I knew more about computers and how they function. Thanks again for the assistance.
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    That is a millisecond value and means your computer will now wait 10 seconds before shutting down.
    It determines how long the system waits for services to stop after notifying the service that the system is shutting down.
    This entry is used only when the user issues a shut-down command by clicking the Shut Down button.
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    Re: Speed up a slow starting computer


    OK Press Windows Key and R.
    Type msconfig press enter
    Click Boot
    Click Advanced Options
    Tick Number Of Processors
    (Drop down box becomes active now)
    Click down arrow/triangle and select the highest number that you see there.
    Tick Maximum Memory
    Click OK (little box will close)
    Click Make All Boot Settings Permanent
    Click Apply
    Click Yes (in warning box that opens)
    Click OK.
    This will make your computer use all available resources to boot with and should speed up the boot process.
    The first boot after doing this I have found has been slower as things get set but after that it has been quicker.
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