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How to Shutdown Windows 7 without Prompting Force Shutdown

In Windows 7, when you turn off your PC by clicking "Shut down" button, the system might prompt a dialog box "X programs still needs to close:" and ask if you want to force shut down or cancel. If you want to cancel and block force shutdown prompting, follow this tutorial.

Force Shutdown

To shutdown Your PC without prompting Force Shutdown. Here's how:

Step 1: Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type in gpedit.msc, and press Enter.

Open local group policy editor

Step 2: In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the following location:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Shutdown Options.

Find Turn off automatic termination of applications that block or cancel shutdown on the right panel, then double-click on it.

Shutdown options

Step 3: Select Enabled option to block or cancel force shutdown prompting. Then you can shut down your PC to verify if it will be shut down directly without prompt.

Shutdown Windows 7 PC faster without prompting force shutdown