MSConfig the System Configuration Tool.


MSConfig is a decent, flexible instrument for dealing with the startup procedure on your PC.

You can investigate dependability and execution issues in Windows XP through Window 10


To dispatch the instrument go to the “run” order (shifts by OS), type “msconfig” and enter.

Note there are 5 tabs that permit you to change different things to analyze framework issues or change the look and feel of the framework.

DISCLAIMER: As with any System change it is a smart thought to back up your information in advance. (In the event that something goes wrong)

First Tab “General” incorporates “Typical startup, Diagnostic startup, and Selective startup”.

Starts Windows as is, with all the installed startup items, drivers and services.
Diagnostic start up.

Like booting into protected mode as it runs just Windows administrations and drivers.

This mode is valuable in the event that you need to preclude Windows documents and administrations just like the wellspring of conceivable framework steadiness issues.

Selective start up

Windows begins with its essential administrations and drivers accordingly permitting you to choose different administrations and startup things you need to run, from the Services and Startup tabs.

Second Tab (Boot) is very useful. You can set the boot order and many advanced options.


You can set the break that the framework sits tight for you to pick which OS. You can likewise set it to safe boot. (next re-boot)

Different alternatives can likewise be changed.

If you click on Advanced Options (in any OS), you can set things such as the number of processors allocated to the operating system at boot, or the maximum amount of RAM. (Both normally left unticked)

Third Tab manages the Startup services.

You can check the services you want to run at startup and uncheck the ones you don’t.

If you want to see only third-party services, installed by your applications, check the box which says “Hide all Microsoft services”.

Be sure you know what you are un – checking.

*** Did you remember to backup? ***

Fourth Tab is called Startup.

(In XP, Vista, and Win 7 – In Win8, and Win 10 TP, it redirects user to Task manager)

Fifth tab is called Tools.

Here you can launch administrative tools from within msconfig.

You get a list with Windows administrative tools. 

To use these tools select the one you want then click launch.When you have finished making changes don’t forget to click APPLY to save the changes and then “OK”

You will probably be asked to restart the computer in order for the changes to take effect.

MSCONFIG IS a very useful tool when used correctly.
Most power users are intimately familiar with it.

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