Allow verbose status messages in Windows 7 and Windows xp

Verbose messages are Windows messages that you will get, if your computer perform a shutdown, restart, logon or logoff. If you start, shutdown, login or logoff your computer, Windows will display a window showing information about what tasks, Windows will perform next.

Normally, Windows only displays general information like loading personal settings, but you won’t see detailed information about which files or settings are included in this task. If you use this setting, Windows slow down a little and it can help you get the detailed information and this will give you more time to close all your running programs and save your data.

The easiest way to enable this feature in Windows 7 is using group policy. Type gpedit.msc in the search bar and hit enter. Now click on Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System. As you will navigate the files in system folder, you will find Verbose vs normal status messages. Double click on it and then click on policy setting. Then click on Enable option.

To set this feature in Windows XP,

First, click the ‘Start’ button, and select ‘Run’. Then, type “regedit”. Then go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\]. Just Right Click in the adjoining window pane and select “New > DWORD Value” to create a new DWORD value with the name “verbosestatus“.

Then right click on the file created and select modify. A pop up window will appear.

Enter the value “1” in the text box and click on ‘OK’.

This is the best to know what your system is going to do or where has it stuck? This is the only way that you will get to know about your system’s intension. The first way is for Windows 7 only and the other way can be used in the versions of Windows 2000 and other Windows OS.

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