Watch as iblogtutorials teaches you how to speed up your Windows XP and Vista shutdown times. To speed up your Windows shutdown time, do the following: Go to Start and select Run. Type in "regedit". Click the triangle next to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" and then click "SYSTEM" current control set. Click the Control folder. Wait to kill service timeout. Change the Value data to 0.2 seconds. Restart your computer and from now on your shutdown time will be much faster.