Windows 8 which I installed recently (from factory recovery image) suddenly now takes too long to shut down, around 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
I tried disabling and enabling "Fast Startup" but that didn't affect the shutdown time.
Also reduced the
WaitToKillServiceTimeout from 5000ms to 3000ms but also there is no effect.
ClearPageFileAtShutdown is set to
I even tried hibernating instead of shutdown and it took 2:20, too!
Also disabled hibernate with
powercfg -h off and tried to shut down, and took 2:20, too!