How do I change the time windows allows to close an application during restart/shuthown??? RRS feed

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  • With my new laptop with WinXP Pro SP2 installed I am only given a few seconds to choose to save/discard changes made to files open in running applications when a shutdown/reboot occurs. This did not happen with any of my previous machines and I am annoyed that I am not given time to save my files when a reboot occurs.

    For example I have an Excel session open and auto update decides to reboot my system. Suddenly I am given a choice to save or discard my work. By the time I decipher and start to act on the message the application is closed. There are occasions as well where request a restart and did not realize I had unsaved work open in an application. The same thing happens.

    I have not been able to find any help for this delema after a couple hours of searching help files and using Google.

    • Changed type JimR1Moderator Wednesday, October 7, 2009 8:27 PM
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    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 8:24 PM

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