Enable Verbose Service Startup/Shutdown Messages on Windows

Andy

Administrator
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Open up regedit.exe and head to the following key, creating it if the key path isn’t there:
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Once you are there, create a new 32-bit DWORD on the right-hand side named VerboseStatus, giving it a value of 1.

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Now when you start-up or shut down, you’ll see more verbose messages telling you what is taking so long.

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I have created the lazy way to do this, just copy the code below:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"VerboseStatus"=dword:00000001
Save as .reg file and run as administrator as we need to edit the HKLM.

I have tested this on Windows 7 SP 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 version 1903 (19H1)
 
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