How to Shut Down or Restart the PC without Showing the Closing Applications Message


Very probably on some occasions, you have tried to turn off or, failing that, restart your Windows device after an update, and with this, we usually find that said system throws us a window in which the existence of some applications is indicated which prevent the computer from shutting down.

It is at that moment, in which we must decide if we want to shut down or restart the system, despite these applications that are in the process of being closed, since it is important to remember that if the applications are closed abruptly, it is possible that the information that is inside it, it is not stored correctly.

If, despite the above described, this message is a bit annoying, within this post, we will help you shut down or restart your PC without it appearing constantly.

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This comprises a special configuration, which we can easily change by going to the system settings, keep reading more here.

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Prevent Windows from showing you the warning when shutting down

The first thing you should know is that it is necessary that before any process of off of your device, a backup copy of what you have done is made, especially a Word page has been opened in a safe way or, failing that, an important page in which you are making some type of records.

In this way, if something arises in the wrong way within the system, you will have the possibility of recovering all your files the moment you left it. Once this action is carried out, enter the system registry window, to which we must navigate to the following path: HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTControl PanelDesktop.

Once you are inside the registry key Desktop, we must create a new value which will chain; For this action, it is important that we click on the right panel, in which we can see the window of Registration.

And there we will proceed to select the option «New”And then“ string value ”which is found in the context menu. We will give this value the name «AutoEndTasks”And one created, we must give it the value 1.

After that, we will have the possibility to close the registry window and with it, we must restart the computer in order to see that all the changes we have made are applied correctly.

Right after this moment, we can start a test check in which we will try to shut down or restart our device. There we will see that the window in which the list of applications that are preventing us from automatically closing the system will not appear again.

It is important that you take into account that by getting rid of this notice, at some point you may lose the changes that you are saving within your device by not saving them.

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How to reduce the time with which the closure is pushed, which can be another alternative

Just like the previous trick, if it is not a problem this will appear screen warning, but, in the same way, we want the waiting time to be significantly reduced until the moment in which Windows closes all open applications, we must follow the following steps:

To begin we must move to the directory in which we must enter the following: «Computer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control«And right there, we can locate a value called»WaitToKillServiceTimeout «

This default value must be 20000, after confirming it, we must change it to a 4-digit figure, such as 5000 and after that, save the changes that have been made.

From this moment Windows will not take so much time to close the applications that are open, and with this it will begin to accelerate the shutdown.

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