Verbose status messages during Windows startup and shutdown


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.

⚠ 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.