Very Fast Shutdown in Windows Vista or XP

For Vista Users(Not Tested by Myself)
Here’s a neat one I fell over somewhere on the web:
Open Regedit (WINDOWS KEY + R on your keyboard, or by clicking Start and typing on the search bar “regedit” without quotes. Hit Enter
Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl] On the right panel look for the “WaitToKillServiceTimeout” string and change it value to 1000 by right clicking the string and selecting Modify…
Default Value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=20000
Modified value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=5000
Modified value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=1000 (extreme, use it at your own risk)
I found 3000 worked nicely but try the 5000 first. 3000 does sometimes leave some programs lagging which then need a further key click.

Other way is to Right Click on Desktop and create new shortcut and set its Target at-
shutdown.exe -s -t 00

For XP Users
Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del
Go to Shutdown menu and click while pressing Ctrl.

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