If the system is taking long time to shutdown then you need to modify some registry items. Well, this is quite risky so be careful while trying to follow the below given steps:
Solution 1: Disable Clear Page File at Shutdown
Well, this might be a reason behind the slow shutdown in Windows 10 system. So, try to clear the page file at shutdown.
Follow the steps to do so:
- Hit Windows + R button > type regedit in Run dialog box > Enter
- In the Registry Editor > navigate to the given registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
- Double-click on ClearPageFileAtShutdown and change its data value to 0 (Disabled)
- Reboot your PC/laptop > hit (Win + X, U, U) to allow the changes to take effect.
Hope this works for you to fix Windows 10 slow shutdown issue. If this won't work for you then read the article to speed up the slow shutdown: https://www.fixwindowserrors.biz/blog/how-to-fast-shutdown-windows-10