Make Windows XP Shutdown Faster than ever

You can make your shut down process a bit faster by the following tweak.
1. This step is very important.
Export (right click > Export) the following keys and save it to a safer place.

HKEY CURRENT USERControl PanelDesktop

2. Open Notepad, copy and paste the following to the Notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop]


3. Save the file and close Notepad.

4. Change extension of the file from .txt (text file) to .reg (registry file).

5. Double click open this file and click Yes and the OK .
Or download the following executable file from here
alternate address here