LKBEN10836: How to disable user processes automatically when Windows reboots or is shut down.


You need to speed up the shutdown and start


You want to speed up the reboot of Windows.


User processes do not end automatically when your system is rebooting or shutdown. Windows is waiting until the processes end and this can take a while. If you want Windows to disable the processes at once you have to modify a registry key.

Start Regedit and search for "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP\Autoendtasks". If you change the value to 1, then all user processes will be terminated at once.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment: