Just a small registry script that makes status messages during startup and shutdown procedures in Windows 7 (and possibly Vista?) more interesting.
Create a simple text file with the following text in it:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Give the file a name with the reg extension, for example VerboseStatus.reg and run it. Double-clicking it should do the trick. After it has done it’s job you should see some more interesting messages during startup and shutdown procedures 🙂
To turn it off again, just switch the 1 to a 0 in that reg file and run it again. Should do the trick… Not sure if I have tested that as I always have it on.
Note: You do this on your own responsibility, so if you manage to mess up your computer, don’t blame me 😛 I run this reg file after every fresh install of Windows 7 though, so as long as you don’t do anything weird, it should work fine.