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I am taking a free online class that gives instructions on how to edit the registry - for win xp pro.

One of the tips was how to enable quick reboot by editing the registry and then using Shift+Ctrl+Alt+ Delete. It is suppose to do a quick reboot without waiting on cleaning up the running processes. The registry key it says to edit is :
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
it says to edit or add a value for EnableQuickReboot - string value of 1.

I have done it and it doesn't appear to work - (I have rebooted - several times since it was done a few days ago) - When I press Shift_ctrl_alt_delete nothing happens. Several other people have also posted messages to the class message board that it didn't work for them, but so far no one has said they have go it to work.

Does anyone know anythng about this. Should it work?

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Hello fay47
I don't see how that would help it shut down quicker, I would not do it because you said

It is suppose to do a quick reboot without waiting on cleaning up the running processes.

sound like something that could get things corrupted.
This will make you computer start, shut down and run faster.
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I was only wanting to do it as part of the online class I am taking. I doubt that I would end up using it, but it was one of the "tweaks" the class gave -as somthing that could be used when the computer crashes or locks up. I was just wondering if anyone knew if it should work. Several have posted to the class message board that they could not get it to work. The instructor said it was not one of her tips - and she could not answer why it didn't work.

Guess I'll just forget about it. Since I was taking the class just wanted to see if I could get it to work.

Thanks, Fay
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What is the web page of these online classes I what to have a look at them.

That would be the last thing I would do to a system that is in troble.
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I do not think they are necessarily suggesting it - it is just give as an example of things that can be done.

It is is a free online class offered by HP - you have to sign for the class to be able to see the lesson - but it is free.

Go to www.hplearningcenter.com. Expand the Software and Technology section. The course I am currently taking is: Windows Xp advanced customization. The lesson I am working on is Lesson 5 - Tweaks for maximum performance.

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I made a quicklaunch "Kill" icon:
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 0
One click and the system is down. This is for emergencies, not regular use. BTW, here is my restart path:
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 0

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the only reason i could think of having your machine reboot without waiting on terminating the process.....is if the kill process is the one that's locked...which i have never seen......
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One reason for a kill switch is flaky hardware. You are right- XP handles "end task" quite a bit better than previous versions of Windows, but if your temps spike, a kill switch is convenient.

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Michael,

I see you found the HP classes. I just signed up for the Become a Microsoft Windows XP power user course, and saw your post there. That is not the class where the quick reboot tweak was given - it was given in the Windows XP Advanced customization class - the last lesson for it has just posted. The lessons will still be thre until Oct 28 - but not sure if enrollment is still open or not.


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I signed up for both to test them out.
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