Enable Verbose Service Startup/Shutdown Messages on Windows

Open up regedit.exe and head to the following key, creating it if the key path isn’t there:

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.

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

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

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 1607 (Anniversary Update)