How to disable shutdown tracker

Shutdown tracker can be annoying feature particularly in test environments where you frequently shut down and restart Windows servers. You can easily disable this feature however by using the REG ADD command to modify the registry like this:

reg add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\policies\microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability” /v ShutdownReasonUI  /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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