Shutdown Faster

Start Regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control. Click on the
Folder. Select "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" Right click on it and select Modify. Set it a
value lower than 2000 (Mine is set to 200).
One of the coolest new features in Windows XP is its album thumbnail generator, which
automatically places the appropriate album cover art on the folder to which you are copying music
(generally in WMA format).But what about those people that have already copied their CDs to the
hard drive using MP3 format? You can download album cover art from sites such as
or, and then use the new Windows XP folder customize feature to display the
proper image for each folder.But this takes time--you have to manually edit the folder properties
for every single folder--and you will lose customizations if you have to reinstall the OS. There's an
excellent fix,however.
When you download the album cover art from the Web, just save the images as folder.jpg each
time and place them in the appropriate folder. Then, Windows XP will automatically use that
image as the thumbnail for that folder and, best of all, will use that image in Windows Media
Player for Windows XP (MPXP) if you choose to display album cover art instead of a
visualization. And the folder customization is automatic, so it survives an OS reinstallation as
well. Your music folders never looked so good!
Album cover art makes music folder thumbnails look better than ever!Windows XP Tips, Small
tips for a better experience

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