Remember the tip we covered last year on speeding the Windows Shutdown process, it was too complicated for novice users and quite risky since it involves editing of registry. If you are an impatient person who can’t wait a minute for the Windows to shutdown properly, then you must be looking for a much easier way.
SuperFast Shutdown is a free tool for Windows that speeds up the Shutdown process, in fact it shuts down your system instantly. Although this tool is not new, the latest release has quite a number of bug fixes and improvements. It makes both Shutdown and Restart shortcuts on Desktop or/and Quick Launch.
Note: According to the developer, most Anti-virus software might classify this tool to be a virus but is actually not a virus. These anti-virus software classify it as virus because of the way it executes, so you don’t need to panic.
Clicking these shortcuts will result in immediate Shutdown or Restart, depending on which action you have taken.
Warning: This is an extremely powerful tool so use it at your own risk. As the developer notes, it has never been reported, but regular usage could possibly cause disk corruption.
This tool works on Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, and Vista. I have tested it on Windows 7 and it appears to be working fine there too. For more, check out ShutdownGuard, a tool that stops your system from automatic shutdown or reboot. Enjoy!