Fast Shutdown

Fast Shutdown

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0
File Size:
1.42MB
Date Added:
December 08, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
9,378
Downloads Last Week:
35
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Fast Shutdown delivers on its promise to shut your computer down in a matter of seconds. It lets you avoid the countless prompts that usually come with rebooting or closing your computer. It isn't exactly clear how it works its magic, but it does the job and doesn't wreck your computer in the process.

There are a few add-on programs attached to this program's install, so make sure you opt out of them if you want to keep your browser's settings intact. As far as interfaces go, Fast Shutdown gives you one of the most minimalist designs you can imagine. It's just a user prompt with a few buttons that let you instantly shut down or restart your computer. When you select either, it's almost as if the power is ripped from your computer, instantly. When you turn your computer on the next time, you won't get that vague error message that "Windows did not shut down correctly," which is a pleasant surprise. If you choose instant reboot, your computer won't boot any faster when it comes back up, of course.

Save for the questionable programs on the install, there aren't any hang ups to using this program. It's super light and works exactly like you might expect it to. Fast Shutdown is an awesome utility for anyone who has an older computer that takes forever to turn itself off. Don't forget to save your work before you click that magic button, though!

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work"

    October 16, 2013   |   By IanDerryckSamson

    Version: Fast Shutdown

    Pros

    None, none, none, none (please enter at least 10 characters, you entered 4 characters)

    Cons

    Avast found malicious URLs in setup and exited

    Summary

    Once installed, it did not work, it was immediately uninstalled. XP Home.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very handy tool"

    July 14, 2013   |   By jswagger123

    Version: Fast Shutdown

    Pros

    Like lledwod said a year ago, this tool does what it says and does it well.

    Cons

    Same as lledwod

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it says, but doesn't do proper shutdowns"

    April 09, 2012   |   By DarkNetDragon

    Version: Fast Shutdown

    Pros

    Does what it says, it's the fastest shutdown/restart program I've ever used

    This product's site is http://www.xetoware.com/fast-shutdown.html
    The brand of this Fast Shutdown is Xetoware

    Cons

    It doesn't properly shutdown/restart your programs. It makes you end up having to wait longer for your programs to start up when you start up your computer

    Summary

    It's pretty good but Auto Shutdown Manager's better ( http://download.cnet.com/Auto-Shutdown-Manager/3000-2084_4-10717816.html?tag=mncol;1 ) at properly shutting down and restarting your computer. It even tells you how much money you save if you choose to open the program
    How to use Auto Shutdown Manager is to right click it, hover your mouse over the "Go To Sleep Now" button, and choose either log off, shutdown, restart, sleep, or hibernate
    The only part you have to customize about Auto Shutdown Manager is it's auto sleep time built into the latest version(s)
    Open the program by clicking on the green/orange taskbar icon on the bottom right corner of your screen, click continue, and on the idle timer option, click the pause button so it doesn't make your computer/laptop automatically go to sleep after 25 minutes

    When I played online games which needed to be left on, and I found out I needed to stop the sleep option in this program from making my computer sleep every 25 minutes

    Recommendation: Use Fast Shutdown only when you need to quickly leave, and need to shutdown your computer instantaneously, cuz this program does that

    And when you want your programs properly shutdown/restarted quickly, but not instantaneously, use Auto Shutdown Manager from enviprot

    (here's the cnet download link again)
    http://download.cnet.com/Auto-Shutdown-Manager/3000-2084_4-10717816.html?tag=mncol;1

    (here's the actual site of Auto Shutdown Manager)
    http://www.enviprot.de/en/downloads.html

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it says and does it well"

    December 12, 2011   |   By lledwod

    Version: Fast Shutdown

    Pros

    I have a really old laptop that takes ages to shutdown and I have to constantly monitor it to make sure it shuts down properly. I was browsing the net for a tool and this one was perfect. Installation was quick and straightforward, the fast shutdown did not damage any software or hardware and I'm quite satisfied with this freeware. Looking forward to more quality products.

    Cons

    I've used a lot of different PC utilities like this and this is among the best so I would say there are no cons.

    Summary

    If you need something fast to shutdown fast then all I can tell you from first hand experience is that this works.

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