What steps can I take to speed up the shutdown of my Windows 7 workstation? I have tried setting to 0 the ClearPageFileAtShtudown registry setting with some improvement. Here is the rest of the information.
My Windows workstation is a laptop with 8GB RAM running Windows 7. The laptop hardware is a Thinkpad T520.
My workstation runs Visual Studio 2012, its programs, and developer edition of MS SQL Server well. My workstation also boots up in a reasonable amount of time.
However, my workstation takes a very long time to log out, let alone to shutdown.
Even shutting down SQL server components some minutes before logging out does not help. Logging out each night, seems to decrease log out/shutdown time.
Is there anything else I can do to speed up Windows shutting down?